Finding Help

Resources and websites that will help inform you about Autism Spectrum Disorder.






The National Autistic Society provides a number of resources for families and young people including:

  • After Diagnosis booklet produced by provides information for parents and carers of children on the Autism Spectrum. 
  • Autism Help line is open Monday to Thursday (10am to 4pm) and Friday (9am to 3pm).  It is free for landlines and mobiles and provides confidential information and advice for people on the Autism Spectrum and their families.



The Scottish Autism website is full of useful resources for parents and carers as well as young people of the Autism Spectrum.

  • What is Autism? is an interactive postcard that explains the condition and provides information on the effects on people of different ages including a 5 year old boy and a 13 year old girl.
  • Right Click is an online training programme that parents can sign up to and complete in the comfort of their own homes.  There are various training modules and it runs over a 6 week period.  Parents can also access online support during the training programme.
  • Autism Advice Line is open Monday to Friday (9.30am to 4pm) and provides emotional and practical support for individuals, families and professionals.



Contact is a national charity for families with disabled children.

They provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.


ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland)

ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a search and collaboration tool for Health and Wellbeing resources in Scotland. It helps signpost people to useful community support, and with an ALISS account you can contribute the many and varied resources that our local communities have to offer.