We provide a wide range of services to support autistic children and young people. We Improve and enhance education, care and experiences to help autistic children and young people fulfil their potential.
We have seven specialist, independent and free schools in the UK. We support children and young people in our specialist schools, aged from 4 to 21.
Radlett Lodge School offers specialist provision for children and young people with autism and other associated needs. We work with children across the 4 to 19 age range, providing day placements for 43 and residential accommodation for 12. We also offer flexi-boarding to pupils attending the school.
The National Autistic Society’s Cullum Centres help students on the autism spectrum get the support they need to thrive in a mainstream school setting. The centres will provide specialist support from trained staff, such as learning in small groups and therapies, and a calm setting to retreat to.
We have been providing specialist autism education for more than 50 years, so no one understands autism better than we do. We have developed our education offer into a diverse network of independent and free schools, and programmes which are relied upon by hundreds of people across the UK.
We provide in-depth advice and guidance on the challenges autistic people and their families face.
Our discussion forum for people on the autism spectrum, their carers and relatives, and professionals working in the field of autism to meet online and share their thoughts and experiences.
We've got 116 branches across the UK, run by amazing volunteers. Find your local branch, today.
Help and support
Our helplines and support service teams deal with over 70,000 enquiries a year.
Education rights helpline
Our Education Advice Line offers information and advice to families on educational rights and entitlements, including getting extra help in school, choosing a school, education plans, reviews and school transport.
Parent to parent
The Parent to Parent Service is a free, confidential telephone support service offered by volunteer parents to other parents of an adult or child with an autism spectrum disorder.
Transition support service
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