Useful Links for Parents

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

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:

homehttp://www.autism.org.uk/

Pre-Diagnosis

Child:  NICE guidelines to autism diagnosis in children and young people: Recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum

homehttp://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg128 – English version

homehttp://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG128/PublicInfo/doc/Welsh – Welsh/ – Welsh/Cymraeg version

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

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

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

Post -Diagnosis (Child)

homehttp://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/resource/Autism-English-download.pdf– English version

homehttp://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/media/pdf/t/f/Awtistiaeth_Welsh_.pdf – Welsh/Cymraeg version

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:

homehttp://wales.gov.uk/topics/childrenyoungpeople/publications/autisticspectrumdisorderplan/?lang=en

Autism Support

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.

phone0808 800 4104 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm)

homehttp://www.autism.org.uk/

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

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.

homehttp://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/

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.

phone01267 244200

emailenquiries@cerebra.org.uk

homehttp://www.cerebra.org.uk

mailFreepost 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.

phone0808 808 1111(Lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

homehttp://www.mencap.org.uk/

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.

phone02920 348990

emailheadoffice@snapcymru.org

homehttp://www.snapcymru.org

mailSNAP 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.

phoneFamily Support Line: 0845 602 7885

emailSupport@thecbf.org.uk

homehttp://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk