The Wales Autism Research Centre (WARC) does not provide clinical services since it exists solely to undertake scientific research
If you are seeking help ple23ase contact your GP/family physician or your local or national autism association. In the UK this is the National Autistic Society:
Child: NICE guidelines to autism diagnosis in children and young people: Recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg128 English version
Adult: NICE Guidelines to Autism recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg142 English version
Post -Diagnosis (Child)
Autism: A Guide for Parents and Carers Following Diagnosis – English version
Awtistiaeth: Canllaw i Rieni a Chynhalwyr yn dilyn Diagnosis – Welsh/Cymraeg version
Post -Diagnosis (Adult )
Autism: A Guide for Adults Following Diagnosis – English version
Awtistiaeth: Canllaw i Oedolion yn dilyn Diagnosis – Welsh/Cymraeg version
This is linked to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategic Action Plan for ASD. For more about this plan, please have a look at the link below:
National Autistic Society [Registered Charity 269425]
The NAS is a UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger Syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and services and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
0808 800 4104 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm)
NAS Cymru, 6/7 Village Way, Green Meadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7NE
Autism Spectrum Connections Cymru
The service is primarily delivered for people who have a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism who are over 16yrs. They operate a One Stop Shop in the centre of Cardiff .
ASD Info Website
This website is specific to Wales and includes information and advice for families , adults and professionals about ASD. Here you will find information about Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Autism and Asperger Syndrome), service details, training opportunities and updates on the implementation of the ASD Strategic action Plan for Wales. You will also find downloadable resources that can be shared with individuals with ASD, their family and carers.
Cerebra [Registered charity No:089812]
A unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.
Freepost Address Cerebra (Parent Support) FREEPOST SWC3360, Carmarthen, SA31 1ZY
General Disability Support
Mencap [Registered Charity 222377] Mencap is a leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability,Mencap is a leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability,
Mencap is a leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
0808 808 1111 (Lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
SNAP Cymru [Registered Charity 1027599]
SNAP Cymru works with families and professionals in schools, education, health and social care to help ensure that children and young people’s needs are identified and assessed and that provision is made to help them reach their potential and be fully included.
SNAP Cymru Head Office 10 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff, CF10 5NB
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation [Registered Charity 1060714]
Our vision is for all children and adults with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging to be able to enjoy the same life opportunities as everyone else. We provide information and support to family carers and professionals, lead projects and support research to demonstrate how services can be improved, and work to highlight the needs of those with challenging behaviour and influence policy on their behalf.
Family Support Line: 0845 602 7885