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Autism Advice Service

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Our Autism Advice Service, previously known as our Family Support Service, provides support and advice to individuals, families and professionals. The team have extensive knowledge of local services, offer free information and can sign-post to other support agencies. 

Our Autism Advisors provide confidential support, a listening ear and information to individuals, families and professionals living in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. To view our informative postcard about the service, please click here.

The team can provide telephone, email and written information as well as face-to-face guidance on:

- Educational matters, including education, health and care plans

- Strategies which may help to manage routines and increase independence

- Preparing for meetings with profressionals, for example, schools or local authority

- Putting forward your views both verbally and in writing

- What to include when writing letters and reports or filing out a form. To read our information and tips booklet about applying for PIP, click here

- Obtaining a free Autism Alert Card, click here for more details

- Applying for benefits and filing in forms for example, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Person Independence Payment (PIP). To read our information and tips booklet about applying for PIP, click here 

- Delivering autism awareness training to professionals 

Above all, the team can providing a listening, sympathetic ear to those in need. 

At various times throughout the year, our Autism Advisors will also run Autism Advice Clinics. Please see below for up and coming dates. Booking for our clinics is essential. 

If you feel you could benefit from our Autism Advice Service please call our advice line on 0300 1233 122 or email advice@autism-anglia.org.uk 

Please bear in mind there is currently a two week waiting list for our Autism Advice Service. 

The Autism Advice Service is funded by donations and relies entirely on fundraising and voluntary income to maintain and expand its services. There is currently a two week waiting list for our Autism Advice Service. 

If you have benefited from the Autism Advice Service and would like to make a donation to ensure the continuation of the service, please click here.


Autism Advice Clinics 

Do you feel like you need some advice about autism? Feel like no one is listening? Don't know where to get the answers? Not sure who to ask?

We can help!

Join our Autism Advisors for a free one hour slot for support, advice and guidance about anything autism related. This could be education or behaviour specific questions or just to have a chat with someone who understands and is listening. Clinics are held at the local library in the area. 

Booking is essential for our clinics. Currently we are running our clinics in Essex but we are hoping to expand these into other areas in 2016. Please check this page for updates. 

Please see below future dates and available times. To book your one hour appointment with an Autism Advisor, please call 0300 1233 122 or email advice@autism-anglia.org.uk.

Braintree clinic

Wednesday 25th January - Braintree Library

Clinics run 09:30-15:30. They are hourly 1-1 sessions. Booking only.

Colchester clinic

Tuesday 24th January - Autism Anglia Head Office
Tuesday 21st February - Autism Anglia Head Office

Clinics run 09:30-15:30. They are hourly 1-1 sessions. Booking only.

Chelmsford clinic

Monday 23rd January - Chelmsford Library

Clinics run 09:30-15:30. They are hourly 1-1 sessions. Booking only.

Harlow clinic
Friday 10th February - Harlow Library

Clinics run 09:30-15:30. They are hourly 1-1 sessions. Booking only.