The UK Autism Foundation (UKAF) is a charitable organisation which began in 2008. It has launched a £10 million fundraising program to realise its aims to build the first ever state of the art Autism Centre in London, build an autism school and to launch initiatives to help families dealing with autism who are poor. The UKAF developed from the work of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK founded in 2000 by parents and carers. The site provides access to the newsletter, and brief information about autism.
Autism Speaks is a registered charity in the UK and was launched by the autism campaigner and philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley in 2004. It is the only charity which raises money for biomedical research into the causes of autism spectrum disorders. The website provides information about autism, including its causes and impact. Information is also provided on the research carried out by the charity, including collaborative research, UK research projects, grants and fellowships, and also details of news, resources and events.
This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. And represents an example of a child with autism and learning difficulties.
Part of the Supporting Me series, this guide provides information for personal assistants employed by or for someone with autistic spectrum condition.
More than half a million people in Britain have autism, and the numbers of diagnosed cases is rising rapidly. Yet we know very little about this puzzling condition. In a month-long series of programmes and features, Radio 4 attempt to separate fact from theory, and to find out what is available to help autistic children and adults, and their families.
In this programme Mike Embley asks why so many autistic people are diagnosed late in life. He also looks at the help and support available to them as well as the latest scientific research on autism.
Recording of Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar 23 September 2008. Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop discussing a longitudinal perspective on stories of educational transition from pre-school to secondary school.
Podcast of a talk by Charlene Tait and Lisa Glashan given at "Talking about Autism", Scottish Autism Toolbox conference, Jordanhill, Glasgow, 29/05/2009.
Podcast of a talk by Robin McKendrick, Support for Learning Division, Schools Directorate, Scottish Government, given at "Talking about Autism", Scottish Autism Toolbox conference, Jordanhill, Glasgow, 29/05/2009.
As part of the campaign for a Scottish Autism Bill, the National Autistic Society produced a report of a survey it conducted on autism services. 95% of people surveyed believed more local services are needed for people with autism. The key gaps identified included social support, advocacy, self-directed support, short breaks and employment support.