Useful Links for Adults

Diagnosis

If you are seeking help please contact your GP/family physician or your local or national autism association. In the UK this is the National Autistic Society:

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http://www.autism.org.uk/

Pre-Diagnosis

Adult:  NICE Guidelines to Autism recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum

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http://www.nice.org.uk/CG142  – English version

 

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http://www.nice.org.uk/website/cymraeg/cymraeg.jsp – Welsh/Cymraeg version

 

 

Post -Diagnosis (Adult)

We would like to give you the link to information for adults provided by asdinfowales, the Welsh Government’s site. The booklet in PDF is titled Autism: A Guide for Adults Following Diagnosis.

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www.ASDinfowales.co.uk/resource/WEB-Autism-Booklet-English

 

Information for Wales

Welsh Government

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:

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http://gov.wales/topics/health/publications/socialcare/guidance1/autisticspectrumdisorderplan/?lang=en

In December 2013, Welsh Government reviewed and updated their Strategic Action Plan for ASD. You can find out more via the link below.

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http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/decisions/2014/janmar/health/gt3676/?lang=en

 

Autism Support (Wales)

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.

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0808 800 4104 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm)

 

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http://www.autism.org.uk/wales

 

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NAS Cymru, 6/7 Village Way, Green Meadow Springs Business Park, Tongwynlais, Cardiff, CF15 7NE

 

NHS Aneurin Bevan Health Board ASD Assessment Service Here is some information kindly donated by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board. The first document provides a list of books about autism, looking at several different topics including relationships and work.  The second document, also created by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, is a list of helpful hints for adults with ASD.  Both documents are available on PDF below:

Aneurin Bevan Univeristy Health Board Helpful Hints

Aneurin Bevan Univeristy Health Board Book List

 

ASD Info Website This website is specific to Wales and includes information and advice for families and professionals about ASD.  The site also includes a search facility which allows you to look for specific services available in your local area.

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http://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/

 

Autism Spectrum Connections Cymru [Registered Charity 702632] This website provides information about The One Stop Shop service, which is based in Cardiff City centre. This service offers 1:1 and group support for people aged 16 and over with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome.

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http://www.autisminitiatives.org/where-we-are/ascc/

Information for UK

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.

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0808 808 1111(Lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

 

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http://www.mencap.org.uk/

 

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.

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Family Support Line: 0845 602 7885

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Support@thecbf.org.uk

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http://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk

 

Information for Women and Girls

Autism in Pink

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autisminpink@nas.org.uk

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http://http://autisminpink.net/

 

For employers

Spotting the possible signs of Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/media/5180/ws1632-autism-help-sheets-spotting-the-signs.pdf

 

 

Please note the Wales Autism Research Centre (WARC) does not provide clinical services since it exists solely to undertake scientific research.