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National Autistic Society, Wales

Organisation name
National Autistic Society, Wales
Description
The National Autistic Society exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. The aims of the Society are as follows.

To offer families and carers information, advice and support.
To improve awareness amongst key decision-makers, professionals and the general public.
To provide training and promote research into autism.
To develop a range of educational and support services for people with autism.
Activities of the Society in Wales, include the following.

Runs a helpline and information service for people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), their parents, carers and professionally interested people on the nature of autism, the type of services available, and teaching methods.
Produces a range of literature on autism, including a journal Communication available to members.
Organises a wide range of courses and conferences for parents, carers and practitioners.
Runs a voluntary network of befrienders working with people with autism and their families.
Offers an accreditation scheme for autism specific education and care programmes.
Policy work via the policy officer based in Cardiff.
Family services in Newport offering direct support to families.
Runs The Help! Programme. An information programme for parents whose child has received an ASD diagnosis in the previous 18 months.
Is setting up social groups in Wales for adults with Asperger syndrome.
Street address
6 & 7 Village Way
Greenmeadow
Springs Business Park
Tongwynlais
City/Town
Cardiff
Postcode
CF15 7NE
Main Phone No
Parent-to-Parent): 0800 9520 520/(Admin): 01792 815915/(Membership): 020 7903 3563/(Education Advoca
Helpline Number
0845 070 4004
Helpline: Hours of operation
Best time to telephone: 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday
Is this a national or local organisation?
National
Is there a local support network?
Yes
Details of support network
Telephone help lines
Does the organisation provide free publications or leaflets?
Yes
Details of publications and leaflets
See website for details
Does the organisation publish a newsletter?
No
Does the organisation fund research?
No