Information and Support

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is a leading UK charity for children and adults with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Contact them by phone on 0808 800 4104 Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, or visit the National Autistic Society site.


Peach is a parent-led group aiming to encourage, support and inform parents of children with autism. Peach aims to give guidance on obtaining a diagnosis of autism and stresses the importance of early behavioural intervention.

It supports tutors and established practitioners as well as parents. Contact Peach by phone on 01344 88 22 48, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or visit the Peach site.

Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious about Autism works to improve the services available for children and young people with autism and increase awareness and understanding of the condition. They’re also committed to campaigning for change to ensure the needs of people with autism are met.

Talk about Autism is their online community. A forum for parents of children with autism and others to talk about how autism impacts on their lives, and a place to share your story, get support and help other people to understand more about autism.

Visit the Ambitious about Autism site.


bibic is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

It specialises in understanding the causes of challenging behaviour and can offer support if your child has not been diagnosed with a condition.

Telephone: 01278 684060

Email: or visit the bibic site.

Dyslexia Action

Dyslexia Action is a national charity that takes action to change the lives of people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. The charity specialises in assessments, teaching, training and consultancy. It also develops and distributes literacy support materials and undertakes research.

For more information about dyslexia and the support available, contact Dyslexia Action on 01784 222 300, email: or visit the Dyslexia Action site.


YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Visit the YoungMinds site for information, support and advice or call the Parents Information Service helpline on 0808 802 5544, Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

OCD Action

OCD Action is a national charity for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. OCD Action exists to provide information, advice and support for people with OCD, plus their families, friends, carers and interested professionals. Contact their support and information helpline on 0845 390 6232, or visit the OCD Action site.