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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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