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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.
Ambitious about Autism  Ambitious about Autism is a national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change.  
Asperger-Syndrome.me.uk 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.
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 Alliance
A network of 16 autism charities support thousands of adults and children affected by autism across the UK 
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.
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.
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.
The Hampshire Specialist Parenting Support Service   The service provides parenting programmes for parents / carers who have children aged 5-17 who meet the following criteria:
  • Are diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) or
  • Are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or
  • Are displaying troubling or challenging behaviours associated with mild-moderate conduct disorder or
  • Are teenagers displaying anti-social behaviour including child to parent violence
AND
  • The child, parent or carer is registered with a participating GP's surgery within Hampshire.
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
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.
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.
Perspectives Counselling and Mindfulness  Run by Karen Prouton who offers professional counselling using a Humanistic Gestalt framework, and mindfulness-based interventions. The practice is based in Eastleigh, although courses are offered throughout Hampshire. 
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.
Southern Autism Practice
Provides bespoke, person-centred support for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or related difficulties. These can include ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and anxiety plus many more. Currently taking clients in Southampton and Chichester.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.






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