The National Autistic Society (NAS)

Type of service:
Forums And Support Networks
393 City Road, Islington, London EC1V 1NG
Telephone number:
0808 800 4104
Email address:
Service description:
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

In addition to a range of adult and children's services for people with autism located across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the charity has helplines, a range of online resources, an 'autism directory', holds training events and campaigns.

Autism Helpline

The Autism Helpline enquiry service provides impartial, confidential information along with advice and support for autistic people and their families and carers.

Call: 0808 800 4104

School Exclusions Service

The School Exclusions Service offers advice and information to parents of children and young people on the autism spectrum on all aspects of school exclusion in England. This includes advice on informal (illegal) exclusions; fixed-period and permanent exclusions; how to challenge your child’s exclusion and what you can do if you are concerned that your child is at risk of exclusion.

Call: 0808 800 4002 or email ''

Education Rights Service

The National Autistic Society's Education Rights Service provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support on education rights and entitlements for parents and carers of pre-school and school-age children with autism to help them get the educational support their child needs.

Call: 0808 800 4102

Transition Support Service

The National Autistic Society's transition support service is a free service for young autistic people aged 14 years plus and their parents or carers, looking for information and advice on the transition to adulthood. This includes young people preparing to leave school as well as further and higher education.

Call 0808 800 0027 or email ''

Parent to Parent Service

Parent to Parent (P2P) is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism.

Call 0808 800 4106


The National Autistic Society's training offer is split into four 'levels': essential, enhanced, specialist and masterclass. They also cover a number of topics in their online training courses including:

• Understanding autism
• Autism and communication
• Autism and sensory experience
• Autism, stress and anxiety
• Autism: supporting families
• Autism, sport and physical activity
• Autism and the police service
• Safeguarding children on the autism spectrum
• Managing money (for people on the autism spectrum)

Asperger United Magazine

Asperger United is quarterly magazine for people with Asperger syndrome age 16+
• It's written by people with Asperger syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and other high-functioning conditions on the spectrum, or by professionals with this group specifically in mind.

Your Autism Magazine

Your Autism Magazine is a quarterly magazine for members of the National Autistic Society.
• It contains stories, advice and information about autism.
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 9:00 - 15:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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