National Autistic Society

UK’s leading national autism charity’s main site, tons of information, advice, leaflets and books, links
NAS champion the rights and interests of all people with Autism and aim to provide individuals with Autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
•    Website: www.nas.org.uk
•    eMail: nas@nas.org.uk
•    Phone: 020 7833 2299
•    Autism Helpline 0808 800 4104
•    Discussion forum: http://community.autism.org.uk/discussions
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http://www.nas.org.uk




Cerebra

Founded in 2001, Cerebra is a unique national charity that strives to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions, through research, education and direct, ongoing support. Useful support available for assistance with DLA forms. Offices in Carmarthen.

Helpline 0800 3281159

General Enquiries 01267 244200

http://www.cerebra.org.uk




Contact a Family

We offer information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.

Helpline 0800 8083555

Wales branch Tel: 029 2039 6624

http://www.cafamily.org.uk




The Family Fund

"We are the UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people. We help ease the additional pressures families face. We can help with essential items such as washing machines, fridges and clothing but can also consider grants for sensory toys, computers and much needed family breaks together."
You can apply to the Family Fund if:
•    You live in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales.
•    You are the parent or carer of a disabled or seriously ill child or young person aged 17 or under.
•    You have evidence of your entitlement to one the following: Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Income based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit*, Employment Support Allowance*, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit. If you do not receive any of the above, further information may be needed to complete your application.
•    You have permanent legal residency in the UK and have lived in the UK for six months

•    eMail: info@familyfund.org.uk
•    Phone: 0845 130 4542

http://www.familyfund.org.uk




The Hawthorn Project Haverfordwest (Action for Children)


Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives.
Provide information for families, links and advice, and a key worker service for families with children who have disabilities.
Phone 01437 761330

http://www.hawthornproject.co.uk




Pembrokeshire County Council

Main switchboard 01437 764551

Local education Authority contacts:
Nichola Jones
Head of Inclusion

E-mail: nichola.jones@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01437 775139

Chris Cole
Autistic Spectrum Condition Support

Email: chris.cole@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01437 770175

Jayne Cicotti
ALN Officer Statementing

jayne.cicotti@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Tel 01437 775033

Social Services:
Services for children and young people with disabilities.
All children and young people need to have access to opportunities and experiences. Children and young people with disabilities sometimes need extra help to get involved. We have a variety of services for children and young people with disabilities and their families.

For Adult Services, contact main switchboard no- 01437 764551
Children with disabilities, team leader Sue Young 01437 776511 sue.young@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk




Merlins Magic Wand

Merlin’s Magic Wand

http://www.merlinsmagicwand.org/




Cinema Card for Carers

Free entry to participating cinema's for 1 carer supporting a person with disabilities. card costs £5 and passport photos required.

http://www.ceacard.co.uk/




Turn 2 Us

Help with benefits and grants

http://www.turn2us.org.uk/default.aspx




ASD Consultation

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http://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/consultationform




Pembrokeshire People First

For people with learning difficulties and Autism in Pembrokeshire. Peer Advocacy, Counselling, Drop in support and much more

http://www.pembrokeshirepeople1st.org.uk/whatwedo.pdf




Autism Links

Living with autism isnít easy, but finding out all about it should be. Some estimate that 1 in 100 people have autism. Others say itís more like 1 in 88. Whatever the real figures, the good news is that thereís lots of support and advice out there to help you make sense of the world of autism. Charities, support groups, and specialist service providers, are all ready to share advice and experience whenever you need it. Autismlinks.co.uk is dedicated to making those helpful and sometimes vital links, it covers who to talk to, where to go and contains lots of helpful advice all in one place.

http://www.autismlinks.co.uk




PCC Inclusion Service

The Inclusion Service is based in County Hall and consists of educational psychologists, advisory and specialist teachers, specialist learning support assistants, therapists, counsellors and attendance officers who have expertise in supporting a wide range of additional learning needs. Inclusion Service staff are grouped into areas across Pembrokeshire and work as the Team Around the Pupil, Parent and School (TAPPAS).

http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=647%2C691&parent_directory_id=646