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Afasic Across the UK the lives of over 1 million children and young adults are affected by the hidden disability of speech, language and communication impairments. Afasic is the UK charity, established in 1968, to help these children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them.
Afasic publications Afasic produces a range of free information sheets, leaflets and publications which bring important information to parents/carers, to young people with speech and language impairments and to the professionals who work with them.
AS teens The mother of a challenging young man with Asperger's Syndrome, who is now 16, together with a friend who is in the same situation, have recently set up a web-site primarily to accompany their new book which has recently been published - Children and Teenagers with Asperger's Syndrome. They are now conducting research via two surveys which are available on their website. The idea of this web site, created by parents of a child with Asperger syndrome, is to help families and friends who need some help or support with a child or adult with Asperger Syndrome. On this site you will find the basics of what Asperger Syndrome is, what you can do to help and even a bit of fun with famous people thought to have or do have Asperger Syndrome.
Asperger's Syndrome Foundation The Asperger's Syndrome Foundation are a small registered charity based in central London. It is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger's Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger's syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.
ASSGO AS Support Group Online was started by Emma Thomson in 2004. It was basically started to be completely different from existing AS websites. We aim to be unique and tackle the issues that mainstream websites aren't allowed to include. The website founder has Aspergers Syndrome herself, therefore she is well aware of all the issues surrounding living with AS that doesn't get published in the general media. 
AuKids Magazine An excellent magazine for parents and families of children with ASD. AuKids magazine is a quarterly positive parenting magazine aimed at families with young children on the autism spectrum. The AuKids team are a small not-for-profit group founded by Debby Elley, a journalist whose twin sons have autism, Tori Houghton, a speech and language therapist specialising in autism, plus a panel of expert advisors. Originally inspired by the steep learning-curve that Debby encountered when her sons were first diagnosed, the magazine aims to offer parents of children with ASD bite-sized, impartial, upbeat advice and the opportunity to share parenting tips.
Autism Directory The directory has been written by parents of children with autism and is packed full of a variety of information including Health Matters, Personal Support, Holidays and more. A particularly useful section is ‘Autism Friendly’ – tried and tested places from hairdressers to dentists and restaurants to swimming pools that are ‘Autism Aware’.
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.
Autism Hampshire Explore this site and find out more about autism, the range of services on offer, plans for the future and ways in which the Society's work can be supported.
Autismlinks Useful resource of links to websites, services, events, support groups, etc.
Autism Oxford Autism Oxford is the new name for Autism Speakers and Professionals, which was founded in 2007 by Kathy Erangey in response to the need for high quality, affordable training on Autistic Spectrum Conditions for professionals and family members.
Autism research in Reading University Research at the University focuses on emotions, empathy and Autism using a variety of techniques including functional MRI, psychophysiology, psychophysics and eye-gaze tracking.
Autism Services Directory The NAS Autism Services Directory, is 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. It draws from a UK-wide database of diagnostic services, schools, support groups, training courses, residential and day services and much more.
AutismConnect AutismConnect is a small UK charity which is run as a partnership between the Shirley Foundation and the National Autistic Society. On most of the site pages, you will see a button inviting you to tell them of events, resources and other information which should be included on the site. One of their aims is to provide global information.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Transition Toolkit (Att) The aim of the Att project was to produce a strategically planned Merseyside pathway to enable staff to assist pupils with ASD to transition from primary to secondary school by using the Att. The Adult Guidance Booklet and the Pupil Transition Workbook can be downloaded free of charge from this site.
Barnet Branch News from our Barnet branch
Brightminds Brightminds aim to help you with your child's learning and development by bringing the latest educational products which support the UK Curriculum and pointing you in the direction of other sources of information.
Caring about Carers In Caring about Carers the Government made a commitment to provide details of the services or benefits affecting carers on the Internet. This site will be useful to carers, to carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others.
Cerebra Excellent website that offers lots of good info and can provide a colourful professional looking personal profile for your child for free.
Counselling Directory  The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism. 
Disability Living Allowance You can claim DLA for a child with a severe physical or mental illness or disability if they need much more help or looking after than other children of the same age because of their illness or disability.
Do2learn A web site providing activities to promote independence in children and adults with special learning needs. Includes some useful free downloads.
Galt Galt toys encourage and stimulate a child through play in a fun and interesting way.
Hampshire Family Information Directory Hampshire's directory of children's services
Harringey Branch News from our Harringey branch
Independent Panel for Special Education Advice Defending children's right to special education provision
Jessica Kingsley Publishers One of the main publishers of books on Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Just Jump Trampolining Just Jump Trampolining is a specialist trampolining club for children and adults with disabilities based in Southampton.
Life Coach Directory Life Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to family coaching.
National Youth Advocacy Service The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. We offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people up to the age of 25, through a network of advocates throughout England and Wales. NYAS is also a community Legal Service.
Netbuddy A website full of handy tips and bright ideas from parents, carers, teachers and therapists with experience of learning disability and autism. It is a ‘by you, for you’ special needs resource, offering practical solutions to everyday issues – from brushing teeth to challenging behaviour. It is a free on-line community for anyone connected with special needs. It is a place to share practical tips and solutions for supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. 
Nutritionist Resource The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge nutrition support network, enabling those in need to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will provide those seeking support with all the information they need. Every nutritionist on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.
OAASIS A resource for parents & professionals caring for children with Autism / Asperger Syndrome and other learning disabilities.
Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support As parents of children who are diagnosed with AS, OASIS understand how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS, professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals with AS who are seeking support, have access to information.
PhD in Special Education An American website which lists a large number of websites dedicated to autism and Asperger syndrome. 
Pyramid Pyramid is the source for PECS, the Picture Exchange Communication System: an alternative/augmentative communication system that teaches students to initiate spontaneous communication in a social context from the outset.
Research Autism This is one of the biggest, most up-to-date, and most reliable websites in the world for information about interventions ? treatments, therapies and services ? used to help people with autistic spectrum disorders, such as autism and Asperger syndrome.
Rompa Rompa remains at the forefront of new product development introducing products to improve quality of life for people with sensory difficulties.
Solent forum A forum aimed at adults at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, who live in the Solent area
Speakeasy Advocacy The Speakeasy Advocacy provide an independent, free, and confidential advocacy service in Basingstoke for adults with a learning disability and autistic spectrum disorders. They also work throughout Hampshire with children (and their parents) and adults with Asperger's syndrome.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Information about Special Educational Needs and Disability from Teachernet
Spectrum-Arts Autism Toys Spectrum-Arts Autism Toys is a family run business which has been established since December 2010. Set up by the parents of three children with ASD. They have set up their own online shop to provide good quality used & new autism toys at low prices. All the toys are priced at £6.99 or less. 
Speechmark Speechmark is a specialist publisher of practical books, resources and ColorCards® for professionals working with the educational and therapeutic needs of people of all ages.
Surrey Branch An excellent site from our Surrey Branch. Full of useful information.
Talk about autism The aim of the talk about autism community is to provide a safe and supportive space where parents, carers and families can discuss issues surrounding autism. It's provided by TreeHouse, the national charity for autism education and sponsored by TalkTalk.
Taskmaster A comprehensive Taskmaster range of teaching aids, resources and support materials for mathematics, special educational needs and speech and language learning difficulties.
The Autism Research Centre The Autism Research Centre (ARC) was established at Cambridge University in 1997. It brings together the largest group of scientists in the UK working to understand the causes of autism spectrum conditions. The ARC also conducts research to evaluate new developments in clinical practice related to these conditions.
The Autism Research Unit The Autism Research Unit is based at the University of Sunderland in the North East of England. It provides a basis for research into the possible causes of autism.
The National Auistic Society shop You will find a range of NAS books and resources to buy, as well as information on our campaigns and how to become a member of the NAS.
The National Autistic Society Our parent site contains a wealth of useful information on all aspects of Autism
Therapy Directory  This site promote the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them. The website has an FAQs section, a number of useful articles written by their members and the facility to search for a practitioner in your area. To ensure the professionalism of the website, all listed therapists have provided them with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body. There is a really useful information page about Occupational Therapy (
Tony Attwood's web site Tony Attwood is one of the leading experts in Asperger Syndrome. His site is a guide for parents, professionals, people with Asperger's Syndrome, and their partners.
TreeHouse TreeHouse is the national charity for autism education. TreeHouse undertakes policy and parliamentary work and research to ensure autism is a national priority, supports parents to campaign locally and offers training and consultancy on autism education.
Wenn Lawson's web site Wenn Lawson is autistic. This site contains a great deal of helpful and useful information. It is well worth a visit.
Winslow Education, Special Needs, Health and Rehabilitation books and materials.

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