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Skills for People have produced this factsheet with details of some local organisations and commonly used national organisations who provide condition specific information and support.

National Autistic Society (NAS) www.autism.org.uk 0808 800 4104

The NAS are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

NAS Tyne and Wear Branch 07920 086299

The NAS Tyne and Wear branch hold parent/carer support meetings held at Thomas Bewick School and Shiremoor Children’s Centre, Shiremoor on the second Wednesday of each month from 10am-11.30am.

Newcastle Autism Resource Centre 0191 229 6020 / 07884 117 741

This centre provides advice, information and support to people in the Newcastle area whose lives are affected by autism.