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
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)
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
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)
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 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.