National Autistic Society (UK)

Support organisation for people with autism & those who care for them

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  • To encourage all those involved with autism to become registered members of National Autistic Society
  • To establish the society as the key influencer in the field of autism
    To improve awareness of autism amongst key decision-makers, professionals and the general public
  • To provide training and promote research into autism
  • To develop a range of educational and support services for people with autism.


Services provided:

  • Runs an advisory and information service for people with autism, parents, carers and professionally interested people
  • Runs a national diagnostic and assessment service
  • Organises a wide range of courses and conferences for parents, carers and practitioners
  • Owns and manages schools offering day, weekly, termly and fifty-two week placements as well as residential & day services for adults
  • Offers an accreditation scheme for autism specific education care and care programmes
  • Works in partnership with local authorities and other organisations to enable the development of appropriate services
  • Provides in-house and professional training
  • Runs volunteer schemes supporting individuals with autistic spectrum disorders and families, via befriending and parent to parent links
  • Parent to parent helpline 0808 800 4106


Local groups:

Affiliated local societies and groups exist in most parts of the UK, many of which run services. See separate Scottish entry.


393 City Road
United Kingdom

Phone: 020 7833 2299
Minicom: 0845 070 4003
Fax: 020 7833 9666
Helpline number: 0808 800 4104

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