The Child Autism Helpline is a vital resource for often distressed parents of children with autism. Through our experienced team they can access expert and effective advice just when they need it most, enabling parents to best support their children to fulfil their potential.
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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1063982)
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects approximately 1 in 100 people and here in the UK around 100,000 children have been diagnosed. The average delay between parents first seeking help to the point at which diagnosis is received is currently 2 - 3 years and following diagnosis only 56% of parents received a follow up appointment, with 35% receiving no offers of help at all. Therefore, there is clearly a need to help confused and often distressed parents know next steps in order to help their child.
With 20 years experience, our team are on call to give effective advice across a range of topics, including obtaining a diagnosis, finding the right school, accessing funding, dealing with behaviour issues and accessing training/clinics. On average, we take 600 calls a month. Parents have said things such as: The person I spoke to on the phone was extremely friendly and helpful and was very compassionate and understanding of my situation. They provided me with all the information I needed.
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