The National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger Syndrome) and their families. The NAS provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaigns for a better world for people with autism. You do not need to be a member to access NAS services but we do encourage people to join and support the charity.
The NAS provides national services for people with autism and their families, this includes a website www.autism.org.uk/scotland and national telephone helpline services:
- National helpline (0808 800 4104)
- Parent to parent line (0808 800 4106)
- Education Rights Service (0808 800 4102)
The NAS also provides training for parents and professionals, adult services, community outreach and student support.
NAS support for the Highlands
Locally in the Highlands the NAS has a dedicated information service for parents and carers of a child with autism.
The NAS Information Officer is available for anyone looking for advice:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01463 720056
The NAS has a local parent branch, NAS Moray and Nairn, which welcomes families from across Highland. Membership is free.
The NAS also supports other autism services at The Pines in Inverness which is a multi-agency centre specialising in autism. This includes regular drop-in sessions for parents and carers, and a library on autism.
The Pines library can be searched at http://pinesautismhighland.org.uk/pines/
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