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Autism Specific Support

National Autistic Society (NAS)

This is a charity for people with autism and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Helpline: 0808 800 4104

Web: www.autism.org.uk

Newcastle Autism Resource Centre

Their aim is to provide information, advice and support to people whose lives are affected by autism. They have a lending library, parent and carer support group, training and workshops.

For more information contact Deborah Garland.

Tel: 07884 117741

Email: Deborah.garland@nas.org.uk

NAS Tyne & Wear Branch

The local branch offers support to families who have a child or family member with autism or Asperger syndrome. They organise regular parent carer support meetings, social activities including a gym club and holiday activities.

Tel: 07920 086299

Email: NASTyne&WearBranch@nas.org.uk

Facebook: NAS Tyne and Wear

New Prospects – Social Groups

They run two projects for children/young people on the autistic spectrum:

The Social Project is for children aged 8-12 and is held on Tuesday evenings at Thomas Bewick School – fun sessions to increase skills and confidence.

The Inclusion Project is for children aged 13-18 and is held on Thursday evenings at Thomas Bewick School- learn new skills and have fun

For more information and an application form about either project please contact charlotte.emmerson@new-prospects.org

or Tel: 07917 315339

Community Dental Service

Provides treatment for people with learning difficulties/dental phobic.  Please contact the service in your area for an appointment:

Arthur’s Hill Clinic – 0191 282 3209

Kenton Centre – 0191 282 3800

Walker Centre – 0191 213 8997

Molineux Street NHS Centre – 0191 213 8550