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Support for people affected by Asperger Syndrome and Autism


We have been offering our telephone helpline to families and individuals affected by Asperger Syndrome (AS) for many years. This takes calls from people across the country. Our counselling team have specialist training to help them to meet the needs of individuals, families and couples dealing with Asperger Syndrome and other types of Autism. Our LiveChat Drop in is also staffed by counsellors experienced in supporting people affected by AS.


To support this work we have collated a range of information that may assist callers. Listed below is some of this information. The contact groups, books and other resources have been recommended by callers, other organisations or individuals.


The National Autistic Society

Website Including information to support adults with autism, parents, relatives, carers and professionals.

http://www.autism.org.uk/

It also has a directory of support services across the country: http://www.autismdirectory.org.uk/


Support groups include:


Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire

Prego!

Contact: Sandi sandibeers2@gmail.com

Peer support and self help group based in Erewash for people living with autism. Meetings 7pm first Wednesday of the month

 

Dublin

Dublin Asperger's Support Group

Contact: Alex 0035 3879472936 (Call after 3pm)

Group meets last Saturday of the month.

 

Essex

Support for Asperger Families in Essex.

Contact: Carol Ann Jackson 01206 240931

carolann.jackson@talk21.com

This service asks for a small donation at the clients discretion.


Glasgow

Glasgow Social Group for those with AS

Contact: Laura Bingham 0141 221 8090


London

Self-help support group for adults trying to understand the challenges of their autistic spectrum / non-spectrum relationship

www.whydoesmypartner.co.uk

 

Loughborough

Translate

Contact: Jo or Paul 01509 554797

translate_as1@ntlworld.com

www.translate-asc.org.uk

‘Translate is for adults with Aspergers and those who love them’.


West Midlands

Asperger's Syndrome Partners Support Group

Contact: Jenny Moore (Group Administrator) 07875 299304 aspartnerswestmids@yahoo.co.uk


Resources


Books 

‘The Other Half of Aspergers’ by Maxine Aston

‘Loving Mr Spock’ by Barbara Jacobs

‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ by Mark Haddon


DVDs

‘Adam’

Story is about a man with Asperger's Syndrome struggling with relationships, particularly with his girlfriend. Actors:

Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving, Frankie Faison.  

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

 

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