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Autism

The National Autistic Society (NAS) website provides a plethora of information and links to strong community networks. ClickAutism on the link below to browse their website and explore all the many ways they can support:
www.autism.org.uk

If you are looking more specifically at the support they can provide for families, including strategies and resources for day-to-day experiences such as shopping, moving house, days out, holidays etc then click on the link below:
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/family-life/parents-carers.aspx

For more local support, including family support groups, please visit The Kent Autistic Trust using the link below:
https://www.kentautistictrust.org/

For help and advice for families with a child who has an autism diagnosis, including how to support siblings, please follow the link below:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/autism-and-everyday-life/help-for-families/

The National Autistic Society also have a helpline open Monday –Thursday 10am-4pm and 9am-3pm on Fridays where they can offer further support:
HELPLINE: 0808 800 4104

Follow the link to watch a beautiful animation (Amazing things happen) describing autism, suitable for people of all ages:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JdCY-cdgkI

The following link is to a short video of a young girl called Rosie who shares her experiences of autism in ‘Rosie’s story’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=g89YYiC7P6Y&feature=emb_logo

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