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WAH – Links to the National Autistic society and others

We have collected together several useful links from the NAS and other sites that may be useful.

The National Autistic Society website has a variety of information and services, to access the website the link is https://www.autism.org.uk

The Basics

What is autism? https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is.aspx

NAS Service Directory ( The Autism Services Directory is the UK’s most comprehensive directory of services and support for autistic people, their families, and people who work with them.) https://www.autism.org.uk/services/autism-services-directory.aspx

Organizing, sequencing and prioritising support information- https://www.autism.org.uk/about/behaviour/organising-sequencing-prioritising.aspx

Parents and Families

NAS family life information.
If you’re autistic or have someone on the autism spectrum in your family, everyday life can be a real challenge. But sometimes it’s the small changes which can help.
This section has guidance for family members, including parents, partnersand siblings, with real-life stories. We also provide information for grandparents and for the children of autistic parents.)
 https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life.aspx

Parent to Parent helpline ( Parent to Parent is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of autistic children and adults. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who offer telephone support from their own homes. The Parent to Parent volunteers who have personal experience of autism and the impact it has on their own families. They can give other parents the opportunity to talk through problems and feelings.) https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/parent-to-parent.aspx

NAS Transitions Support Service helpline ( Our transition support service is a free service for young autistic people aged 14 years plus and their parents or carers, looking for information and advice on the transition to adulthood. This includes young people preparing to leave school as well as further and higher education)  https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/transition-support.aspx

Driving (learning to drive, driving test information, financial support, blue badges ect.) https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/everyday-life/driving.aspx

Starting college or university ( Here you can find information about choosing a college or university, making your application, funding, mental health aspects, and further help from this charity). https://www.autism.org.uk/about/transition/starting-college-uni.aspx

Leaving college or university https://www.autism.org.uk/about/transition/leaving-college-or-uni.aspx

Adults

NAS information on diagnosis for adults https://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/adults.aspx

NAS information about after a diagnosis https://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/adults/after.aspx

NAS Employment information- advice about work (Here you’ll find advice for autistic people on looking for a job, as well as information for autistic people in work. If you’re a job seeker, read about disclosing your autism diagnosis and get a handbook covering preparing for work and looking for jobs.)
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/adult-life/work.aspx

Counselling information ( Many autistic people find it useful to go to counselling. Counselling can help you with things like coping strategies, relaxation techniques and relationship issues. Find out what counselling involves, how to find a counsellor and about different counselling approaches) https://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/counselling.aspx

NAS health information (Autistic people of every age may need more support when it comes to looking after their health. This section contains help with everyday things like going to the doctor, dentist, or being in hospital, as well as information about mental health.)
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/health.aspx

NAS Social isolation and interaction information-
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/communication/social-isolation.aspx

NAS Benefits and care information (If you’re autistic or you care for someone on the autism spectrum, you may be entitled to financial support in the form of social security benefits and social care support)
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/benefits-care.aspx

Further Support

NAS community ( The Community is our discussion forum for autistic people, their families and other wider network. It allows you to meet online and share your thoughts and experiences. It’s free to join and a great way to share support)  https://community.autism.org.uk/?Redirected=true

NAS helpline (help or advice about autism from an impartial friendly source) https://www.autism.org.uk/get-involved/about-us/contact-us.aspx

Other organisations with information and support services include:

Scope- helplines for support and advice, forums, useful blogs and more.
https://www.scope.org.uk

Autism and aspergers forum https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/learning-disabilities-and-autism

Samaritans- a helpline where you can talk through any worries, concerns or troubles, any time, day or night. Helpline number- call 116 123 for free
Email- 
jo@samaritans.org Response time: 24 hours

Wiltshire Mind- (support for those in wiltshire who may also struggle with anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions as well as autism) http://www.wiltshiremind.co.uk/what-we-do/core-services/

Mind- (Information on legal rights, tips for every day living, support and services available and more.) https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwoaz3BRDnARIsAF1RfLf2y38nyI0bYwqLV46qYtcPTr-J-UwPdmTGE09jTnElIESRR14Bo3UaAnXyEALw_wcB

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