National

Autism and ADHD

Offers support to individuals and families who live and work with Autism and ADHD daily. They provide bespoke support sessions via telephone and zoom ranging from 30 - 60 minutes.

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Autism Links

Autism Links is a free website dedicated to making those helpful and sometimes vital links, it covers who to talk to, where to go and contains lots of helpful advice all in one place.

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Family Lives

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales. They can provide emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life.

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The Mix

The Mix provides essential support & online advice for under 25s. They offer a helpline, crisis messenger, counselling services and safe group chat rooms.

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SCOPE Helpline

Scope's helpline provides free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families. They also offer online advice and guidance.

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Mencap

Their Learning Disability Helpline offers advice and information about learning disability and help you find the right support and services in your area.

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ChildLine

ChildLine has a webpage that contains information about Autism. They also have a helpline and online messaging service for children to use.

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Home Start

Help & support for parents and families, for example accessing local services, free confidential support, home visits, group support, sharing experiences, managing money.

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Wellbeing Knowledge Base 

Contains helpful information and services for a range of topics and issues relating to Autism.

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Children’s Disabilities Information 

Essential articles and resources for parents of children with disabilities and special needs. Hundreds of articles, over 20 years of online support from and for professionals and parents.

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Possibility People 

Provides free, independent information and support to everyone including disabled people, their carers, families and friends.

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Essex

Essex Local Offer

Information about services and local opportunities for children and young people with SEND in Essex.

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Snap Charity

Essex charity for families with children and young people (aged 0-25) who may have any special need or disability. They provide a helpline and online directory of useful contacts.

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Families in Focus

Families in Focus offer specialist one-stop information, advice service and helpline.

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Pact for Autism

Harlow based Charity providing support for the families of autistic children, autistic adults and people with similar conditions. Key services include their Support/Information Line, monthly meetings for parent, carer and professional support, and activities.

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Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service 

On behalf of Essex County Council and the NHS, HCRG Care Group and Barnardo’s provide a range of child and family services throughout Essex that are free at the point of delivery.

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Suffolk

Suffolk Info Link

Information about services and local opportunities for children and young people with SEND in Suffolk.

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Disability Advice North East Suffolk

DANES have a free and confidential advice helpline providing information, advocacy and representation throughout Lowestoft, Beccles, Bungay, Southwold, Halesworth and all surrounding villages.

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Norfolk

Norfolk Local Offer

Information about services and local opportunities for children and young people with SEND in Norfolk.

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Norfolk SEND IASS

Provide a free and impartial helpline offering information and advice to children, young people and parents/carers about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also have a Steering Group in which they plan services to offer across Norfolk.

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ASD Helping Hands

Autism Advisors offer bespoke advice and guidance based on your family's needs. This could range from Benefit advice, Educational issues to support and advice around behavioural issues. Their advice service is available for all ages and locations although based in Norfolk.

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Sussex

Amaze 

The NDP Family Training and Navigation Service provides support at each stage along the neurodevelopmental pathway to help families support children and young people with the challenges they face. They provide a range of services including an advice line, workshops, groups and disability benefits support.

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Grace Eyre 

Helps adults with learning disabilities maximise independence and life skills through a wide range of services.

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