NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM OR ASPERGER SYNDROME AND THEIR FAMILIES 

National Autistic Society

http://www.autism.org.uk 

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism and Asperger  syndrome and their families. It provides information, support and services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Mental health and going up: factsheet for parents and carers: Autism and Asperger syndrome.

       

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/parentscarers/autismandaspergerssyndrome.aspx

 

RESOURCES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AUTISM AND ASPERGER SYNDROME IN OXFORDSHIRE

     

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire  Tel. 01844 338696

 http://www.afso.org.uk

Information, advice and support for families of children and young people (up to the age of 25) on the autism spectrum in Oxfordshire.  AFS also runs youth groups, school holiday activities and training for parents and professionals.

 

              

OASIS:  Oxfordshire Autistic Society for Information and Support

http://oasisonline.org.uk

OASIS is a charity run by parents for parents/carers who are bringing up children/young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Oxfordshire. Informal coffee and chat groups, evening meetings with professional speakers, subsidised courses and family play days during school holidays

 

             

Autism Oxford

http://www.autismoxford.org.uk

Bespoke training sessions and speaker events featuring people on the autism spectrum, family members and expert professionals in the field.

 

            Autism Alert Card Scheme 

http://www.autismoxford.org.uk/index.php/alert-card

Autism Oxford  credit card sized autism alert card should be carried at all times and be shown if you find yourself in a situation where you need help or need to give an explanation.

 

   ASPirations

http://www.kingwood.org.uk/aspiration

Support service for over 16s with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism living in Oxfordshire. The service is delivered by Kingwood and offers practical short-term support.

 

Autism Education Trust

http://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk 

A guide intended to facilitate discussion between staff and the parents of a child with autism and help decide on what the priorities might be for that child within the school. Staff can start the conversation with parents or parents can bring along the document to discuss with the school.

Downloadable booklets: 

Working together with your child’s school: http://www.aettraininghubs.org.uk/parent-guide/working-together-with-your-childs-school/

Finding a school for your child with autism: http://www.aettraininghubs.org.uk/parent-guide/finding-a-school-for-your-child-with-autism/

 

       

Communication and Interaction Support Service

https://fisd.oxfordshire.gov.uk/kb5/oxfordshire/directory/service.page?id=Da0zitxQ-0M

Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching and advisory support service which provides assessment and advice in relation to the child / young person’s speech, language and communication needs or Autism Spectrum Condition and offers support, advice to empower staff in schools to understand the needs of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and Autism Spectrum Conditions.

 

SENDIASS 

s01865 810516 /  07786 524294   

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/sendiass-oxfordshire-formerly-parent-partnership

Help for parents, carers, young people and educational professionals to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with special educational needs.

 

 

AUTISM AND ASPERGER SYNDROME RESOURCES IN BERKSHIRE

West Berkshire branch of National Autistic Society

http://www.westberksnas.org.uk

Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mob:  07748 880725

 

Autism Berkshire

http://www.autismberkshire.org.uk                 Helpline:01189 594 594

Funded as the Berkshire Autism Society in 1990. Autism Berkshire was initially founded as the Berkshire Autistic Society in 1990. Its mission is to help and support anyone living with autism in Berkshire.

 

Parenting Special Children

http://parentingspecialchildren.co.uk/index.php    Tel.0118 9863532

Support for families who have children and young people with special needs in  Berkshire, including workshops for ADHD, ASD, sleep, parenting advice and many more resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 USEFUL BOOKS TO LEARN ABOUT THE DIAGNOSIS

 

 

All cats have Asperger syndrome by Katie Hoopman

 

 

Inside Asperger syndrome looking out, Katie Hoopman

 

The complete Guide to Asperger's syndrome, Tony Atwood

Asperger’s and girls, Tony Atwood 

Asperger’s in pink, Julie Clark

Ten things every child with autism wishes you knew, Ellen Notbohm

I'm a Teenager Get Me Out of Here!: 

A Survival Guide for the Teenage Siblings 

of Young People with Autism, Carolyn Brock