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Autism

Resources and useful links

  

 

Reasonable Adjustments' film featuring twelve children and young people with SEND, including Autism (opens a page on this website)

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS AND SEND - Young people’s rights and the laws that protect them (opens a pdf)

​Local organisations have collaborated to produce this booklet:

You are not alone - A parent’s perspective on autism (opens a PDF document)

The Richmond Branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS) has produced this helpful guide aimed at parents/carers, families and young people. It is available in both online and printed editions, but the online guide is updated most regularly:

NAS Richmond Branch Information Pack (opens a page on an external website)

Autism information on Richmond Council website (opens a page on an external website)

Autism information on Kingston Council website(opens a page on an external website)

NAS Parent to Parent Service (opens a page on an external website)​

0808 800 4106

Free from landlines and most mobiles (3, O2, EE, T-mobile, Virgin and Vodafone)

Would you like to receive confidential emotional support from another parent?

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

The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents themselves of a child or adult on the autism spectrum. Volunteers are based across the UK so you don’t have to share information with someone in your local area. Our volunteers have personal experience of autism and the impact it has on their own families. They can give other parents the opportunity to talk through problems and feelings, suggest helpful strategies, or provide a non-judgemental listening ear.

More information for parents, carers and families (opens a page on an external website)

Summer holidays: resources to support families (opens a link on an external website)

The summer holiday can be a difficult time for families with autistic children.  Whether going away for some of the summer or staying at home, the change in routine can be a challenge. 

Network autism have gathered together a number of articles offering advice on managing the challenges of the summer holidays which can be downloaded to give to parents and carers in preparation for the forthcoming break. 

Morrisons stores "Quieter Hour" 

Morrisons have introduced a 'Quieter Hour' in all Morrisons stores - designed help customers who currently struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping.

The 'Quieter Hour' takes place every Saturday in all stores from 9-10am

This new initiative has been created with the support of the National Autistic Society. Many people who are autistic or those with autistic children can find shopping in a supermarket an anxious experience. 

The nearest Morrisons to Kingston and Richmond are Wimbledon, Sutton, Brentford and Ealing.

Find out more here (opens a link on an external website)