14 Autism Support
14.1 National Organisations
There are a number of national organisations that offer support to autistic people and their families.
Scottish Autism, a national Scottish charity, operates an Autism Advice Line which is staffed by advisors who are trained and experienced in working with autistic people and their families. There is also a live chat facility, which can be accessed via the chat bubble at the bottom right hand corner of Scottish Autism’s website.
The National Autistic Society has an advice and guidance section which includes information on benefits and health. The Autism services directory details services and supports for autistic people in their local area.
You can also find a range of information and resources at the Autism Information Hub which is maintained by Autism Understanding Scotland to provide autistic people, parents and professionals with accessible information about autism. It has information about common autistic difficulties, ways autism can impact mental health and advice designed for autistic people by autistic people.
SWAN supports autistic women and has information on attending health care appointments, daily living and wellbeing.
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