Local offer - social communication difficulties including autism

National support and networks (social communication difficulties)

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Their goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people.
Contact them by email at nas@nas.org.uk or call 0808 800 4104

Ambitious About Autism

Ambitious about autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide information, training and support, run a range of high-quality services including the pioneering treehouse school, and campaign to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism.
Contact AAA by email at info@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk or call 020 8815 5444

Autism Education Trust (AET)

AET are an organisation who help ensure that autistic children and young people receive an education that enables them to fulfil their aspirations and engage in society as active citizens.
Contact AET by email at info@autismeducationtrust.org.uk or call 020 7903 3650

Beyond Autism

Beyond Autism is a London charity who are dedicated to empowering people with autism to lead lives full of choice and control through positive educational experiences, training for the people who work with them and support for their families and carers.

The dedicated team of staff and volunteers all have a direct impact on the lives of children and young adults with autism sharing in the vision and values of the organisation and work together every day to empower people with autism. For more information tel: 020 3031 9705 or email info@beyondautism.org.uk


CASPA is a unique charity that was set up in 2002, providing support to autistic children and young people and their families. 

CASPA offer social clubs, specialist trampolining and technology projects, holiday programmes, and residential trips that focus on enabling young people with autism to access fun, friendship and to develop an independent future. Families can access advice, information and support, as well as be able to form valuable friendships with each other.

Based in Bromley CASPA work with around 300 children and young people weekly in various venues across the borough.

Contact CASPA by email at www.caspabromley.org.uk/contact-us/


Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. Supporting families with the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other and we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
Contact by email at info@contact.org.uk or call 0808 808 3555

NHS choices 

NHS choices provides a wealth of information about SCD and autism including recognising the signs, getting a diagnosis and the support available to families.

Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.
Contact IPSEA on call 01799 582030