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Autism Service Directory

The National Autistic Society

Main information

Type of service: Assessment, Diagnostic services, Helplines, Schools, Service providers, Support groups and networks, Training providers

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Since 1962, autistic people have turned to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work. We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws. 

Eligibility

Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult , Adult sibling, Child , Child/adolescent sibling, Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of an adult, Partner, Professional, Volunteer

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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AS We Are, Chippenham

The Chippenham AS We Are group (there are also groups in Trowbridge and Salisbury) gives adults with...

AS We Are, Trowbridge

The Trowbridge AS We Are group (there are also groups in Chippenham and Salisbury) gives adults with...

Bristol Outreach Service

Based in Bristol, our flexible outreach service of 25 hours or more per week helps autistic adults to take part in activities outside their home, build their confidence and become more independent in all aspects of life. For example, we can help people to take part in their favourite sport or attend a college course.

Calderdale Branch

The NAS Calderdale Branch provides support to people diagnosed with autism or on the waiting list aw...

Conference and events

The National Autistic Society holds conferences and training events throughout the year including: Mental health conference, Women and girls conference, online training, face-to-face training and more.

Education Rights Helpline

The Education Rights Helpline provides general information about educational rights and entitlements as well as advice on specific topics such as getting extra help in school, assessments, education plans, reviews or school transport

Family Services Development Project

A National Autistic Society project for Greater Manchester and a point of contact for anyone who nee...

Hampshire Earlybird Team

The EarlyBird Parent Programme supports parents and carers of Pre-School aged children (under five y...

Hoylands House

Home to seven young adults in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. A separate wing of the house offers short respite breaks for one person, at any time throughout the year.

Leicester Outreach and Employment Service

Based in Leicester the Outreach and Employment Service gives flexible support to autistic adults, and their families. We offer support in the person's own home, in their family home, in the community, in the workplace, and by video call. All the support we provide is carefully planned with the person with autism to meet their own needs, goals and interests.

London Social Group (ASSIST) – Women’s Group

A social group for all those who identify as women on the autism spectrum. It is a relaxing space for people to meet and socialise with one another and plan and participate in running a variety of activities.

NAS Andover Group

NAS Andover Group is a friendly support group which meets once a month term time only on a Wednesday...

NAS Antrim Activity branch

Provide activities for children with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings in Antrim. Parent...

NAS Autism Family Support in Surrey

The National Autistic Society's Autism Family Support Service provides information, advice and suppo...

NAS Aylesbury Vale Branch

The Aylesbury Vale branch provides activities for autistic children, adults and families. You can fi...

NAS Ballymena Branch

The branch meets monthly and is open to parents/carers and adults with an autism spectrum disorder....

NAS Bexley Branch

The service offers a variety of social and leisure activities for children on the autism spectrum an...

NAS Blackburn with Darwen Branch

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome....

NAS Blackpool Adult Support Group

NAS Blackpool Adult Support Group is a peer-led support group based in Blackpool. The group will be launching in July 2021.

NAS Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Group

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Group provides support and information to families and carers of children with autism...

NAS Blaenau Gwent Branch

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome....

NAS Bridgend and District Branch

Bridgend and District National Autistic Society Branch is run by parents of children, young people a...

NAS Caerphilly Branch

The NAS Caerphilly Branch provide support to families who are affected by autism. They organise bi m...

NAS Cambridge Branch

The Cambridge Branch of the National Autistic Society (CNAS) provides support to individuals of all ...

NAS Cardiff and The Vale Branch

Cardiff and the Vale National Autistic Society (NAS) Branch is a parent-led voluntary group that mee...

NAS Carmarthenshire Branch

A voluntary self-help group offering activities and providing support to local individuals and famil...

NAS Carrickfergus / Newtownabbey Social Group (18 to 30 yrs)

Social Group for people aged between 18 and 30 years at the high-functioning end of the autism spect...

NAS Carrickfergus Youth Club

A weekly youth group for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The group is aimed at chil...

NAS Cheshire West and Chester Branch

This is a parent led support group. It aims to provide information for parents and professionals in ...

NAS Clydebank / West Dunbartonshire Social Group

The Clydebank / West Dunbartonshire Social Group is for young adults aged 16-25 years at the high-fu...

NAS Cornwall Branch

The branch exists to help autistic people and their families living in Cornwall. The branch prov...

NAS Cullum Centre

The National Autistic Society's Cullum Centres help students on the autism spectrum get the support ...

NAS Cymru

NAS Cymru co-ordinates all National Autistic Society services and activities in Wales, including the...

NAS Denbighshire and Conwy Branch

The service provides information and support for people with autism and Asperger syndrome, their fam...

NAS Derby & District Branch

The NAS Derby & District Branch is a local support group for parents/carers of children and adul...

NAS Dover, Deal and Shepway Branch

The NAS Dover, Deal and Shepway Branch provide support and information via email, telephone and Face...

NAS Dundee & Angus Branch

NAS branches are run by parent volunteers and offer support to families who have a child or family m...

NAS Dundee Social Group

Social Groups are for people over the age of 16 at the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum...

NAS Dungannon Branch

We are a small group of local parents supporting other parents/carers who have children on the autis...

NAS East Ayrshire Branch

The East Ayrshire Branch was relaunched in 2014. We are run by a committee of volunteers mostly made...

NAS East Dunbartonshire Social Group

This NAS Social Group is for young people and adults aged 16+ at the high-functioning end of the aut...

NAS East Renfrewshire Social Learning Group

The East Renfrewshire Social Learning Group is a partnership between the East Renfrewshire Local Are...

NAS Edinburgh Social Group

Social Groups are for people over the age of 16 at the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum...

NAS Enfield Branch (Enfield NAS - ENAS)

NAS Enfield Branch (Enfield NAS - ENAS) was founded in 2005 by a group of parents who were passionat...

NAS Exeter and District Branch

The NAS Exeter and District Branch originated over seven years ago with a Parent Carer support base....

NAS Family Support Project, Monmouthshire

Our family support project works across Monmouthshire to deliver direct support to people on the aut...

NAS Family Support Worker - Greater Belfast area

The service helps parents/carers/families of children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (A...

NAS Family Support Worker - Western Trust Area

To help parents access support, advice and information. Work closely with Health trusts and Educatio...

NAS Glasgow Social Group (16 to 30 yrs)

This Glasgow Social Group is for people aged 16 to 30 years, at the high-functioning end of the auti...

NAS Glasgow Social Group (30+ yrs)

This NAS Glasgow Social Group is for people aged 30 plus at the high-functioning end of the autism s...

NAS Gloucestershire Branch (formerly Stroud Autistic Support Group)

The Gloucestershire Branch of The National Autistic Society provides help, support and information t...

NAS Greater Manchester Outreach Service

Our flexible outreach service enables autistic adults in Greater Manchester to take part in a range...

NAS Guernsey Branch

We are a local branch of the National Autistic Society which champions the rights and interests of a...

NAS Hackney Group

A local National Autistic Society (NAS) group offering quality support and guidance to a small grou...

NAS Harrogate and District Branch

Offers support to families in Harrogate, Richmondshire and Craven who have a child or member with au...

NAS Herefordshire Branch

NAS Herefordshire Branch is a local group that formed in September 2015. This branch has various gro...

NAS Hertfordshire Branch

Volunteer group with the aim of providing support and guidance to those with Asperger's Syndrome and...

NAS Herts Evening Social Group

An informal group, meeting once a month - (usually the last Thursday of every month) for a drink, me...

NAS Hexham Branch

The National Autistic Society (NAS) Branches offer support to families who have a child or member wi...

NAS Highland Information Officer

The National Autistic Society Scotland Highland Service offers information and advice for parents and carers living in Highland, before, during and after an autism diagnosis.

NAS Hull and East Riding Branch

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome....

NAS Isle of Wight Branch

The group aims to provide support and information to parents and carers of those with an autism spec...

NAS Keighley and District Branch

We normally meet the 3rd Monday of every month, from 6.30pm-8pm at The Brown Cow (upstairs function room), Ireland Terrace, Bingley, BD16 2QX.

NAS Lambeth Branch (Lambeth Autism Group)

Lambeth Autism Group has been established for many years and has benefited from committed and kno...

NAS Lambeth Family Support

NAS Lambeth Family Support is a project set up by The National Autistic Society (NAS) to provide inf...

NAS Lewisham Autism Support

The service provides support, advice and information to families who have children with an autism, ...

NAS Lisburn Adult Social Group

This social group is aimed at autistic adults. It is a mixed gender group that meet on a monthly bas...

NAS Lowestoft & North Suffolk Branch

The NAS Lowestoft & North Suffolk Branch has regular meetings for parents and other family members a...

NAS Merthyr Tydfil Branch

The NAS Merthyr Tydfil Branch runs monthly autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-specific soft play sessio...

NAS Merton Group

NAS Merton Group is a locally run National Autistic Society Parents Group. This group was set up in ...

NAS Mid Ulster Branch

The NAS Mid Ulster Branch is open to people on the autism spectrum and parents/carers of autistic pe...

NAS Mid Ulster/Cookstown Social Group (18 to 30 yrs)

Social Group for people between the ages of 18 and 30 years, at the high-functioning end of the auti...

NAS Milton Keynes Branch

We are the local Milton Keynes Branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS). The committee members ...

NAS Moving Forward Project

Our Moving Forward project, offered in Scotland by Prospects Glasgow, can help if you have autism or...

NAS Neath Residential Service

Longford Court has recently been redeveloped and now consists of Ty Mynydd, Ty Coed, Ty Mawr and Ty ...

NAS Newport Branch

NAS Newport Branch (formerly known as NAS South Gwent Branch) will hold three to four information sh...

NAS Newport Residential Service

Our residential services in Caerleon, Newport provide accommodation and support for adults with auti...

NAS Newtownards Branch

Offers support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome. They provide...

NAS Newtownstewart Branch

Each NAS Branch provides a range of activities which may include: self-help support for parents and ...

NAS North Ayrshire Branch

NAS branches offer support to families who have a child or member with an autism spectrum disorder (...

NAS North East Resource Centre

Our North East Resource Centre is based within Thomas Bewick School, Newcastle. The Resource Centre ...

NAS North Northumberland Branch

We hold a monthly support group for parents/carers of family members with autism spectrum disorder ...

NAS North Somerset Group

NAS North Somerset Group offers support to parents of children or adults who have an autism spectru...

NAS North Yorkshire Central Branch

A volunteer-led National Autistic Society branch for children on the autism spectrum and their...

NAS Northamptonshire Saturday and School Holiday Clubs

The National Autistic Society's Northamptonshire service, now offers Saturday and school holiday clu...

NAS Northern Ireland Teenscene

Teenscene is a supported youth group service for teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a...

NAS Ogmore

We work closely with Bridgend and District National Autistic Society Branch to provide community eve...

NAS Online Community

The Community is here for people on the autism spectrum, their carers and relatives, professionals w...

NAS Out of School Club South Gloucestershire

The NAS Out of School Club South Gloucestershire out of school club takes place on a Thursday evenin...

NAS Pembrokeshire Branch

The NAS Pembrokeshire Branch are a parent led voluntary group. They hold monthly coffee mornings/eve...

NAS Play Project

The Play Project runs in 10 weekly sessions and is for children with an autism spectrum disorder (AS...

NAS Plymouth Adult Asperger's Branch

NAS Plymouth Adult Asperger's Branch (NAS PAAB) offers support to adults with Asperger syndrome and ...

NAS Portaferry Branch

Offers support to families who have a child or family member with autism or Asperger syndrome. We pr...

NAS Powys Branch

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome....

NAS Prospects - Glasgow

We provide training to organisations, employability professionals, and further and higher education ...

NAS Renfrewshire Branch

We offer email support and currently we hold a monthly support group for parent/carers of family mem...

NAS Rhondda Cynon Taff Branch

National Autistic Society Rhondda Cynon Taf (NAS RCT) provides support and information for families,...

NAS Richmond Branch

Our NAS Richmond Branch aims to support anyone with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) plus their fa...

NAS Rotherham Branch

The NAS Rotherham Branch launched in October 2008 and is run on a voluntary basis by parents, carers...

NAS Scotland

The National Autistic Society Scotland (NAS Scotland) is part of the UK's leading charity for people...

NAS Scotland Community Outreach Service (South)

Our community outreach service is for young people and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...

NAS Scotland Short Breaks (Central)

Our newly opened short break service in Glasgow is open to anyone over the age of 16 with a diagnosi...

NAS Scotland Student Support Service

For students at both further and higher education establishments who have an autism spectrum disorde...

NAS Scotland Teenscene Youth Clubs

Teenscene is a supported youth group service for teenagers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The...

NAS Scotland Transitions Project

Transitions is a modular based program that can be delivered individually or to a group of secondary...

NAS Shropshire Group

A local National Autistic Society (NAS) group offering quality support and guidance to a small grou...

NAS Social Group Croydon

Social Group Croydon meets every last Thursday of the month at The George Pub. The meetings are rel...

NAS Solihull Young People's Group

A social group for young people aged 11-16 years, who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. ...

NAS Somerset Branch

At present this branch is dormant but has a small committee of volunteers who are committed to restarting this branch very soon.

NAS South Buckinghamshire Branch

Local support group aiming to inform and help local parents and carers by: publishing a newsletter; ...

NAS South Gloucestershire Branch

The NAS South Gloucestershire Branch offers support to parents and carers of autistic children and...

NAS South Hampshire Branch

The branch supports autistic children, young people and adults, and their families, in the South Ham...

NAS South Lanarkshire Branch

Our Branch is run by a committee of volunteers made up of autistic adults and parents of autisti...

NAS South Wales Outreach Service

Specialist outreach services in South Wales for people aged 14+ with a diagnosis of autism or Asperg...

NAS South Wales Service

Day, residential, supported living and outreach services in Cardiff, Newport and Neath....

NAS South Wiltshire Branch

A group of like-minded people from the autism community making things better for ourselves. Monthly ...

NAS Stafford and District Branch

The Stafford branch of The National Autistic Society offers information, social and emotional suppor...

NAS Stirling Social Group

The Stirling group is provided in partnership with Stirling Council. Social Groups are for people ov...

NAS Surrey Autism Resource Centre

The Resource centre currently runs: : 5 Children's clubs Godalming, Reigate x 2, Walton on Thames & ...

NAS Surrey Branch

The NAS Surrey Branch is a volunteer-run parent to parent support group with around 2000 members, covering the Surrey County Council area. We offer a variety of support groups, meetings and activities for families with autistic children and adults.

NAS Surrey Residential Service

Stonepit Close is a residential Service for 10 Adults with autism and Asperger syndrome. Jan Norton ...

NAS Surrey Service - Aspire Social Group

Aspire is primarily a place to meet others with Asperger Syndrome. The people who attend the group a...

NAS Sutton Branch

NAS Sutton is run by parents of young children on the spectrum and also adults with autism. They are...

NAS Swansea Branch

We would like to welcome all persons involved in the world of autism, whether you have autism and/or...

NAS Tavistock and District Asperger Support Group

NAS Tavistock and District Group (NAS TAD for short!) became part of the National Autistic Socie...

NAS Thanet Branch

The NAS Thanet Branch run a weekly support group at a local youth club for parents and carers to hav...

NAS Thurrock Group

NAS Thurrock Group provides support and information to families and carers of children with autism a...

NAS Tiggers Bouncabout

Tiggers Bouncabout is a free trampoline course for children aged 5 - 13 years with an autism spectru...

NAS Tower Hamlets Autism Support

Autism Support Tower Hamlets is a project that is being run by The National Autistic Society (NAS) i...

NAS Warrington Branch

NAS Branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome....

NAS West Dunbartonshire Branch

NAS branches offer support to families who have a child or member with autism or Asperger syndrome. ...

NAS West Norfolk Branch

NAS West Norfolk Branch is run voluntarily by parent/carers, all who have children/young people on t...

NAS West Suffolk Branch

The NAS West Suffolk Branch is run by a voluntary committee of parents of children and Adults with a...

NAS Worcestershire Branch

We run a weekly social and support group for adults with autism as well as their parents and carers....

NAS Wrexham Branch

The Wrexham Branch of the National Autistic Society provides support to individuals of all ages with...

NAS Wrexham Branch Social Group

Social Groups are for people over the age of 16 at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, ...

NAScafe Glasgow

Social group which meets once a month in a coffee shop in Glasgow. It is only open to people attendi...

Northamptonshire Outreach Service

Our Northamptonshire outreach service of 25 hours or more per week helps autistic adults to take part in activities outside their home, build their confidence and become more independent in all aspects of life. For example, we can help people to take part in their favourite sport or attend a college course.

Out of School Clubs Bristol

Bristol Out of School Clubs consist of two groups which meet in the St Pauls area on Thursday evenin...

Parent to Parent

Parent to Parent is the NAS' award winning UK wide confidential emotional support service, provided ...

Plymouth Outreach Service

Plymouth Outreach delivers a person centred engagement package to people with autism and Asperger's ...

Scotland Outreach Service (Central)

Our flexible outreach service of 25 hours or more per week helps autistic adults to take part in activities outside their home, build their confidence and become more independent in all aspects of life. For example, we can help people to take part in their favourite sport or attend a college course.

Spectrum Club (Chepstow)

Club Spectrum is a social club for children with an autism spectrum disorder (aged 8-18yrs) and the...

Surrey Youth Club

A weekly term-time youth club for young people with Asperger syndrome aged 13-18....

The NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism

The NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism is a specialist diagnostic and assessment centre alongside offe...

Training and consultancy

The National Autistic Society has been learning from autistic people, their families, and autism professionals for over 50 years.

Transition and Referral Development Team

The Transition & Referral Development Team is able to advise families and professionals what adult a...

Transition Support Helpline

The Transition Support Helpline provides advice and support to young autistic people and their families on making the transition from school, further or higher education to adult life.

Transitions

Transitions is a joint project between The National Autistic Society and Inspire. It has been fully ...

West London Outreach Service

Our flexible outreach service of 25 hours or more per week helps autistic adults to take part in activities outside their home, build their confidence and become more independent in all aspects of life. For example, we can help people to take part in their favourite sport or attend a college course.

Weston Parent Support Group

The Weston Parent Support Group is a support group for parents of autistic children to meet and chat together twice a month.

    Contacts

    You can contact us by phone email or post.

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    Caroline Stevens - Chief Executive

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    020 7833 2299

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    nas@nas.org.uk

    Locations

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    City Road, London, London, EC1V 1NG