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National support organisations

The National Autistic Society

Helpline: 0845 070 4004 (10am to 4pm) Web: The National Autistic Society


The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. It provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for people with autism. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, and there is a broad range of information available online.

Finsbury Square Charity Centre Royal London House, Suite 5A, 1st Floor, 22-25 Finsbury Square London EC2A 1DX

All enquiries by email or post.

Email: info@aspergerfoundation.org.uk Web:  Aspergers Syndrome Foundation

Advice, information and training about Aspergers Syndrome.

Telephone: 0191 2596384 Text: 07810 170846 E-mail: info.armuk@googlemail.com Web: Autistic Rights Movement UK

Aims to campaign for and promote rights for people with autism, raise awareness and work with professionals and organisations to improve services, facilities and conditions for autistic people.

Helpline:  0845 3 55 55 77 (Open 10.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday) Web: Afasic England

Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. It works in partnership with local and national government, professional and statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations.

Helpline: 0845 251 9002 Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk Web:  British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is a national charity working to enable dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Helpline: 0808 800 5050 Email:  helpline@epilepsy.org.uk Web: Epilepsy .org.uk

Advice and information about epilepsy and local branches.

Helpline: 01462 454 986 (10 am - 1 pm) Mon - Fri Email: dyspraxia@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk Web: Dyspraxia Foundation

Publishes information for parents, people with dyspraxia and professionals.  Organises conferences, and supports a network of local groups.

We are still adding to this list - if you know of any other services we should include, please contact Scott Hall at adultcareandsupport@cornwall.gov.uk.

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