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Information and Support

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism, there are organisations that can help.

The first course of action for anyone with concerns about autism may be to speak with your GP.

SNAP Cymru

SNAP Cymru provides information, advice and support for parents, children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs or disabilities.

Phone: 0808 801 0608

Visit the SNAP Cymru website

Ambitious about Autism

Ambitious about Autism offers information for parents of children with autism and 16 to 25 year olds, including an on line forum.

Phone: 020 8815 5444

Visit the Ambitious about Autism website

The Autism Education Trust

The Autism Education Trust website includes a section called The Den, which provides information for young people on a wide range of topics such as friends and relationships, health and well being and money.

Visit the Autism Education Trust website


bibic offers practical help to families caring for children who have developmental difficulties including autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, brain injury,dyslexia and Asperger’s syndrome.

Phone: 01458 253344

Visit the bibic website

Child Autism UK

Child Autism UK is a parent-led group providing encouragement, support and information to parents of children with autism in England, Scotland and Wales.

Phone: 01344 88 22 48

Visit the Child Autism UK website

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provide information and support to people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Phone: 0808 800 4104 (Mon-Thu 10am-4pm Fri 9am-3pm)

Visit the National Autistic Society website

Research Autism

Research Autism provides information on the problems and challenges of autism and Interventions, treatments and therapies.

Visit the Research Autism website