Other Societies

Here are some names and addresses of other charities and societies that offer information concerning Asperger syndrome and autism, particularly in Essex. If you would like to add your charity’s details, please email us.

The National Autistic Society

393 City Road, London EC1V 1NG.
Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104
Email: nas@nas.org.uk
Website: http://www.autism.org.uk

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. The National Autistic Society provides information, support and pioneering services and also campaigns for a better world for people with autism.

Families InFocus (Essex)

Lancaster House, 140 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0EB.
Tel: 01245 353575
Email: familiesinfocus@btconnect.com
Website: www.familiesinfocusessex.org.uk

Families InFocus is a registered charity supporting families of children with disabilities or special needs. They operate a “Drop In” at Chelmsford every Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the above address where parents and carers can relax and chat together, with or without their children. A similar but monthly “Drop in” operates at Braintree. They also organise treats and outings for children, lobby strenuously on behalf of disabled children’s rights and proper provision of care, including parenting skills courses, and produce a regular newsletter.

The Coram Children’s Legal Centre

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ.
Tel: 01206 877910
Child Law Advice Service Helpline: 0808 802 0008
Email: clc@essex.ac.uk
Website: www.childrenslegalcentre.com

The Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), part of the Coram group of charities, specialises in law and policy affecting children and young people. CCLC provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals. For free and immediate advice they offer a private and confidential webchat service where you can speak to an advisor about any issue relating to education, family and child law. CCLC also run a Child Law Advice Helpline.

Special Needs and Parents (SNAP)

The SNAP Centre, Pastoral Way, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5WF.
Tel: 01277 211300
Website: www.snapcharity.org
Email: info@snapcharity.org

Special Needs and Parents (SNAP) is a registered charity that helps Essex families who have children aged 0-25 years with special needs and disabilities. The children’s disabilities are wide-ranging including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory impairment, speech and language difficulties and learning disabilities. SNAP aims to inform, encourage and support parents of children with special needs.

Autism Anglia

Autism Anglia, Century House, Riverside Office Centre, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1RE.
Tel: 01206 577678
Email: info@autism-anglia.org.uk
Website: www.autism-anglia.org.uk

Autism Anglia exists to promote the welfare, education and care of children, young people and adults with autism and in so doing provide support and assistance to their families and carers. The Family Support Service provides confidential support and information to individuals and families of children with an autistic spectrum condition.