Getting help

National organisations

National Autistic Society Website 

The best source of general information about autism is the National Autistic Society. Their website has a wealth of information and they have an excellent series of helplines.

The NAS also have a comprehensive autism services directory which provides a wealth of local information. You can use the directory to search by postcode or the type of service you are looking for. You will find help here on everything from education to residential services, outreach support to respite care.

Transition : Transition to Adulthood webpage  Transition to adulthood which has been launched recently

NAS Cymru 

The National Autistic Society Cymru works throughout Wales for people affected by autism.

They provide a wide range of quality, personalised support services for people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers in South Wales.

Their website can be found here  NAS Cymru Services


The National Autistic Society Cymru ,South Wales services, 6-7 Village Way, Greenmeadow Springs Business Park ,Cardiff CF15 7NE

Tel: 029 2062 9301

ASD info Wales Website 

This  website which contains lots of great information about autism initiatives going on in Wales can be found at ASDinfoWales website .

Another excellent resource are these Children's post diagnostic packs funded by the Wales ASD Strategic Action Plan which are full of excellent information:

You will also find the newly published Adult Post Diagnostic packs via this website

There are a lot of other resources on this site including some new DVD's follow this link

Local Autism Information

Diagnostic Process for Children - The Social Communication Assessment Pathway (SCAP ) for Cardiff and the Vale

Social Communication Assessment Pathway has been set up to improve early recognition and diagnosis of children who have social communication difficulties.Social Communication is about how a child develops play skills, communication and interaction skills and understanding of social rules. There are several reasons your child could be assessed by this pathway. The main reason is because your child is having difficulty with Social Communication, Interaction or Play. For younger children this could mean they have a delay in their speech and language development or they might find it difficult to play with other children. For older children they may have difficulty making friends and interacting with other children the same age as them.

Adult Autism Advice 


Adult Autism Advice is an information service designed for adults with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, who do not meet the criteria for traditional support services. You do not need a diagnosis to contact Adult Autism Advice.


The team is friendly and approachable, offering a single point of contact to direct individuals to the appropriate services located in their community.

"We regard all service users as individuals, and understand that being able to access the right information quickly can be challenging."


Adult Autism Advice is funded by the Welsh Government, and the service is now available in the Vale of Glamorgan. The service also became available in three other areas in 2012: Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr.

How to access the service ?

If you would like to access the service you can complete their online Enquiry Form; Adult Autism Advice Enquiry Form


Alternatively you can contact  by telephone 01446 725100


Post: Adult Autism Advice, Canolfan Ty Jenner, Gladstone Road, Barry CF63 1NH

They are also on Facebook: search for Adult Autism Advice