Support from the National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society website has a great deal of very helpful information.

Some of the support services are also listed below:

NAS Autism Helpline


0808 800 4104

The best point of contact for any autism related question and to obtain information sheets free.

NAS Education Rights Service


0808 800 4102

For any education related question (Allow about one week for a response)

As an alternative, contact the Independent Panel for Special Educational Needs Advice (IPSEA) on 0800 018 4016

NAS Parent to Parent Line


0808 800 4106 If you just want to talk with an understanding parent whose child has an ASD.

Calls to the above numbers are free from landlines and most mobiles

Autism Education Trust


  The Autism Education Trust (AET) was launched in November 2007 with funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It is dedicated to co-ordinating and improving education support for all children on the autism spectrum in England.

NAS Autism Services Directory


  The UK's most comprehensive directory of services and events for people with an autistic spectrum disorder, their families and people who work with them.

NAS EarlyBird Programme


  The NAS EarlyBird Programme is a three-month programme which combines group training sessions for parents with individual home visits when video feedback is used to help parents apply what they learn, whilst working with their pre-school child.


Click here for details of other local NAS branches.

The South Hampshire Branch is a self-funded branch of the National Autistic Society and run entirely by volunteers.

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