Autism Spectrum Conditions

Also known as: Asperger’s; Asperger’s syndrome; Autism; Autism Spectrum disorders

If your child is affected by a medical condition or disability we can help. Call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 to get information, support and advice. You can also browse our range of parent guides on aspects of caring for a disabled child in our resource library.

To meet other parents see support groups below or meet other parents online in our closed Facebook group.

Please see below for reliable medical information on Autism produced by alternative providers.

NHS website

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

Autism NI

Tel: 028 90 401729

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in Northern Ireland No. XR22944, established in 1990. It provides support to parents through a network of branches around Northern Ireland. It actively lobbies for ASD policy and service development, provides training, has an online bookstore, publishes a newsletter and has a range of information available.

Group details last reviewed March 2024.

Scottish Autism

Tel: 01259 222 022
Email: via website

The Society is a Registered Charity in Scotland No. SC009068. It provides a range of services for people with autism in Scotland, including information and support for parents and carers.  

Group details last reviewed March 2024.

The National Autistic Society

Email: via website

The Society is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 269425. It provides information and support for people with autism and their families. The Society offers a large number of services across the UK, including specialist schools, support at home, work and in the community, and over 100 branches and local groups.

Group details last updated March 2024.

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