Useful Organisations Related to Autism Support

ARCH – Sail Autism

Supporting Autism in Lanarkshire is a new local charity founded in August 2016 to support individuals and families affected by autism, along with professionals working in the field.

Autism Initiatives UK

Founded in the early 1970s in the Merseyside region, Autism Initiatives is a parent-led charity and a member of both the Autism Alliance and the Confederation of Service Providers for People with Autism (CoSPPA).

Autism Network Scotland

Autism Network Scotland is a hub of impartial and reliable information about autism services across Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government and is a key component in the delivery of the Scottish Strategy for Autism.

Counselling Directory 

Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find support. Through our own experiences of mental health issues, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talk therapy can have.

Our website is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK. The site contains information on the common reasons people turn to counselling, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

PALS (Play and Learning Support)

Organisation promoting and improving access for play, learning and social interactions for children and young people with additional support needs in North Lanarkshire by providing facilities and activities for recreational, educational, and leisure time.

Partners in Play

An indepdent charity offering direct support and information to families of children/young people with disabilities through bases in Cumbernauld and Wishaw. Partners in Play aim to empower children and young people with additional support needs to actively participate in community life.

Sail Autism

Supporting Autism In Lanarkshire (sail autism) is a new local charity founded in August 2016 to support individuals and families affected by autism, and professionals working in the field of autism.

Scottish Autism

Scottish Autism is an autism charity that exists to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in. They seek to maximise the individual potential of all those on the autistic spectrum and their organisation is dedicated towards helping them and those who additionally offer support to achieve this aim.

Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN)

SWAN is run by volunteer autistic women; women who give of their time and of themselves to support other autistic women and to promote increased understanding and acceptance within the wider community. They are human, limited, vulnerable, wounded, strong, determined, quirky, talented, individual, collective. They offer a space where there is understanding and acceptance.

REACH Lanarkshire Autism 

REACH was established on 9th March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition living within the authority of South Lanarkshire. Following a period of working closely within the autism community, it was noted there existed a need to work pan-Lanarkshire to provide much needed support and activities in both North and South Lanarkshire and reflect the diagnostic services used by those within NHS Lanarkshire.

Talk about Autism

Talk about Autism is an online community for parents and carers of children with autism and others to talk about how autism impacts on their lives. It’s a great place to share your story, get support and help other people to understand more about autism.