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General

General directory of support organisations:

http://www.autism.org.uk/directory.aspx

http://www.cafamily.org.uk

http://www.familylives.org.uk/

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/

http://www.treeofhope.org.uk/

Diagnosis

Every local authority should have a diagnosis pathway that your GP can refer your loved one to.

This explains a bit more about the process of diagnosis: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children/getting.aspx

British Psychological Society has a directory of chartered psychologists: http://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/dcp

Safety

http://www.safernet.org.uk/about -

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/england/reporting-your-concerns/

Behaviour

An ABC chart is a way of recording behaviours; you record the Antecedent (what happened beforehand, who was there, where your child was), the Behaviour itself, and the Consequence (what happened following the behaviour). This can help to identify triggers and patterns of behaviour.

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/strategies/visual-supports.aspx

http://www.autism.org.uk/19044

http://www.ncb.org.uk/media/893091/earlysupportbehaviourfinal.pdf

Education

National Association of Specialist Education Colleges online directory: http://www.natspec.org.uk/

Home ABA tutor services:

http://www.behaviouralsolutions.com/

http://www.abatutorfinder.com/uk

http://www.abatutorship.co.uk/

http://www.fireflyeducation.co.uk/

Provides specialist nannies for children with additional needs: www.snapchildcare.co.uk

Video-modelling and photographic scheduling resources: https://myworkismyfuture.eu/uk/

Outreach, art therapy and holiday schemes:

http://www.kidscanachieve.co.uk/

Health

Drug and Alcohol Addicition - http://www.rehab-recovery.co.uk/counselling/autism.html

Legal

IPSEA - https://www.ipsea.org.uk/

Irwin Mitchell - http://www.irwinmitchell.com/personal/protecting-your-rights/education-litigation

Douglas Silas - https://www.specialeducationalneeds.co.uk/

Melinda Nettleton - http://www.senlegal.co.uk/

Just for Kids Law - http://www.justforkidslaw.org/

Advocacy and Crisis

Advocacy can be useful where a child or young person also has mental health needs or is in crisis:

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/useful-contacts/#.V9-otvkrKig

http://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do

http://www.advocacyandsupport.co.uk/

http://www.advocacyandmediation.co.uk/

https://www.senadvocates.co.uk/

Work/Employment

Support to find employment:

http://www.autism.org.uk/products/core-nas-publications/finding-work-digital-workbook.aspx

http://www.autisminitiatives.org/

http://www.autismworks.co.uk/

http://auticon.com/

http://base-uk.org/information-jobseekers

https://livingautism.com/employment-support

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help

Workplace issues

Information on handling issues at work:

http://www.autism.org.uk/about/adult-life/work.aspx

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/disclosing-your-diagnosis-at-work

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/understanding-autism/are-you-aged-16-25-and-on-the-spectrum/myvoice/ready-for-work/autism-and

Adults/Partners

Common concerns and support that partners/adults with a diagnosis may encounter: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/partners/faq.aspx

http://www.scope.org.uk/support/services/befriending/about-face-2-face?style=soft

http://www.different-together.co.uk/

http://www.tavistockrelationships.org/

http://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-relationships/relationship-counselling

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/independent-support-service.htm

Housing

Information on supported living for people with learning disabilities

http://www.housingandsupport.org.uk/home

http://www.heritagecare.co.uk/services/learning-disabilities/profound-and-multiple-learning-disabilities/#.V-kUJ_krLbg

Online forums

http://community.autism.org.uk/

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/talk-about-autism

Training and Seminars:

Seminars for parents:

Understanding Autism for Parents on 30/11/2016

Understanding Disability Discrimination for Parents on 02/12/2016

Understanding Exclusions for Parents 08/12/2016

https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/training-and-consultancy

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