The National Autism Society



The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

The charity provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Their web site is a useful source of information for individuals, parents, siblings, teachers and organisations about Asperger’s and Autism in general with many very useful links to getting help and advice.


It is an honour that Sandy Teal has been asked to be a volunteer Director of Dorset Adult Aspergers Support. (DAAS) is an organisation that supports adults with Asperger syndrome, their carers and friends within the Dorset area.  They meet once a month and provide an opportunity to meet other Asperger adults, listen to invited speakers or just share information.  They have been instrumental in helping develop the Pan Dorset Autism Strategy which was launched last month.

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The Asperger's Foundation

The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is a small Registered Charity based in London, England. Founded and currently chaired by Beatrice Buisseret, it was established in 2002 with the support of parents whose sons/daughters have Asperger’s Syndrome.

It was developed as a result of parents experiencing a lack of specialist and quality support or services for children and adults with this condition.

Prior to the registration of the charity, the Founder showed her commitment in addressing this deficit by raising funds to sponsor the first accredited Post Graduate course in Asperger’s Syndrome. This course, which began in September 2003, is offered in satellite venues around the country (see Training Seminars for details).


BBC Health - Autism

The BBC has some good general information about Autism and Asperger’s in their BBC Health section and in particular for the lay person requiring a basic understanding of the way Autism and Asperger’s manifests itself in ordinary life.

Does your child have sensory sensitivities? Do they have difficulty with reading and writing?  Do they seem to have difficulty with behaviour or   tolerating some sensory experiences? COTS was developed by Leanne Cooper, an Occupational Therapist specialising in work with children with additional needs such as; Aspergers,  Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia.

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers   An independent publishers of accessible books that make a difference.

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 Future Horizons Publishers World leader in books, DVDs and Conferences on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

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The Hampshire Autism Strategy for Adults 2012-2015 was launched on 5 November 2012. The Hampshire Autism Strategy for Adults is the first of a two part ‘across the lifespan’ autism strategy. The second part, the Hampshire Autism Strategy for Children, is expected in 2013.  For copies of the documents or further information, please visit:


Pan-Dorset Strategic Training Group works collaboratively with both Dorset LSCB and the Bournemouth & Poole LSCB and is responsible for co-ordinating, promoting and quality assuring training opportunities in order to meet local safeguarding need.

The group develop a workforce strategy and training plan which includes the evaluation of the effectiveness of single and multi-agency training.

The group are also responsible for ensuring that learning from Serious Case Reviews/Case Audits is routinely incorporated within training and that the awareness of issues is appropriately raised.

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