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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/

www.counselling-directory.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: https://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis.aspx

British Psychological Society has a directory of chartered psychologists: https://www.bps.org.uk/lists/DIR

 

Safety

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

 

Education

National Association of Specialist Education Colleges online directory: http://www.natspec.org.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: https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/partners.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

 

Housing

Information on supported living for people with learning disabilities

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

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