Support Organisations

Amanda Batten, Piers Wright

Cite this article as: CEPiP 2014;1:193-197

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Too many people with autism struggle to access the support and services they need. Recent research indicates that 62% of adults with the condition believe that they do not have enough support to meet their needs (1). People with autism and their families face different challenges at different stages in their lives; transition points can be particularly challenging. However, help is available, not only for the estimated 700,000 people living in the UK with the condition, but also for their families and carers. The National Autistic Society (NAS), the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism, provides a range of services and support. The charity operates a helpline staffed by autism experts who can offer advice on every aspect of autism, from diagnosis and education to employment support and adult services.