Organisations and resources for families with an autistic child
Use this page to find resources and organisations that can help families with an autistic child.
There are lots of UK charities and peer to peer support groups who can support autistic children and their families. Some of the articles on WellChild’s information Hub may also be relevant to you if you have an autistic child who has serious health needs.
Charities for children on the autistic spectrum
- The National Autistic Society are one of the leading autism support organisations in the UK. They provide advice, guidance, and various services designed to support children, young people and adults who are on the autistic spectrum. Visit their website to find out more >>
- Autism Alliance is a network of 16 autism charities who provide support to autistic people in local areas around the UK. Visit their website to find out if they provide services in your area >>
- Child Autism is an organisation dedicated to helping children with autism achieve their potential. They provide services and advice to families who have an autistic child. Visit their website to find out more >>
- Resources for Autism provide a range of services for autistic children and adults in London and the West Midlands. Visit their website to find out more >>
- Action For Children have a bank of information designed for children with SEND and autistic children specifically. Visit their website to find out more>>
Peer support groups
Peer support groups can be a great way to meet other parents and carers who have an autistic child. You can ask experienced parents for practical advice, emotional support and reassurance, and share your own experience of raising an autistic child. Most of these groups can be found on Facebook and we have selected two which we think could be helpful.
WellChild Information Hub
Some of the articles on the Wellchild Information Hub may be helpful if you have an autistic child. We have picked out the following articles as potentially being the most useful:
- Money – This section of the Information Hub contains articles about financial support, including benefits and grants.
- Home and Garden – this section will be relevant to families who care for a child with complex medical needs and those with an autistic child. Find information about small projects you can undertake to make your garden more suitable for your child, as well as a list of organisations who may be able to help.
- Wellbeing – Our wellbeing section contains a range of articles for parents, siblings, and carers to help improve their wellbeing.
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