These are for support pages based in Great Britain.
Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.
Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Established in 1968 by a group of parents, Scottish Autism are now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.
Scottish Autism exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and be recognised as valued members of the community they live in.
Scottish Autism also seek to share our knowledge and expertise with parents, carers and other professionals in order to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for autistic people.
Building partnerships locally, nationally and internally provides Scottish Autism with the exciting opportunity to learn and share our knowledge of good autism practice with other countries. Scottish Autism's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Charlene Tait, is on the Council of Administration for Autism-Europe. This is an association gathering almost 90 national and regional organisations advocating for the rights of autistic people from 30 European countries.
Please visit: ScottishAutism.org
HELPLINE: 01259 720044
CHILD AUTISM UK:
Child Autism UK is an autism charity based in Ascot, Berkshire, Britain which provides information and support for parents of children with autism.
The organisation was known as Peach – Parents for the Early Intervention of Autism in Children from foundation to its rebrand as Child Autism UK in 2015. The rebrand reflects more closely the role of the organisation providing advice and services to families of children with autism.
One of the main services that Child Autism UK offers is a helpline for parents. Many parents find it difficult to get answers to their questions when their children have problems; they do not know where to turn. Child Autism UK provides information packs and importantly puts parents in contact with other parents who have been through the same processes and now have a positive outlook.
When parents first get a diagnosis or feel their child has difficulties they often feel bereft, mourning the child they thought they had.
Child Autism UK shows them that significant progress can be made, and helps them move forward.
Please visit: ChildAutism.org.uk
HELPLINE: 01344 88 22 48
NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY:
Founded in 1962, National Autistic Society are the United Kingdom’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. National Autistic Society's goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
All our work is guided by our vision, mission and values, which have been developed alongside autistic people and family members.
National Autistic Society's aim is to transform lives by providing support, information and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the United Kingdom, as well as their three million family members and carers.
Also, National Autistic Society's goal is to change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and helping businesses, local authorities and government to provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
Please visit: Autism.org.uk
HELPLINE: 0808 800 4104