Treating Autism is a charity run entirely by volunteers, which provides information and support to families and individuals affected by autism with the aim of improving their quality of life.
Autism Treatment Trust is a charity with the aim of creating a future with purpose for young adults with autism everywhere. The concept is based on providing employment and training opportunities available at Polly’s Place in Sunninghill, Berkshire.
Autism Research Institute established in 1967 by psychologist Dr Bernard Rimland advocates the rights of people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and has a strong research focus.
Questioning Answers is an excellent blog by Paul Whiteley who analyses the latest research in the field of autism and always offers well balanced and well referenced views.
PANDAS Network is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). Armed with an impressive network of doctors, researchers and scientists, PANDAS Network strives to collaborate with subject matter experts, build public awareness, provide family support, and gather data and resources to better inform parents and the medical community about PANDAS and PANS.
Autism Eye is a quarterly magazine and website run by the parents of a child with autism who are also award-winning editors. The magazine offers in-depth, independent, useful information for parents and professionals. Digital subscriptions are absolutely free, and they also offer inexpensive printed subscriptions. In addition, Autism Eye has a highly useful online directory of products and services.
Beth Alison Maloney is the USA attorney advocate for the recognition and treatment of PANDAS/PANS which produces behavioral symptoms in children when their brains are attacked by antibodies produced to fight infections such as strep. The children are often misdiagnosed with mental illness. Her two groundbreaking books on the subject – Saving Sammy and Childhood Interrupted: The Complete Guide to PANDAS and PANS are very parent friendly. Both books are available on Amazon. www.PANDAShelp.com
Supporting Local Services
For Homeopathy we recommend Paula Lattimer homeopathy in Buckinghamshire. Paula Lattimer has ten years experience working as a homeopath/CEASE therapist with a special interest in the treatment of autism and autistic spectrum conditions. She works specifically with a system of detoxification from causative factors. Paula also has a passion for working with the health and emotional well being of the families affected by autism, helping them to achieve a life of ease and happiness despite difficult circumstances.
For Self Expression and Confidence we recommend MARGARET PREECE The Communication Coach. As a successful opera/musical theatre singer, actress and voice coach, Margaret has a great rapport with people, and can help build the confidence and self-esteem of children and adults of all ages, through the expressive and connective medium of music and drama, on a one-to-one basis. For more information please contact her on 07939 508005, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.margaretpreece.com
For Child Psychology Services in Buckinghamshire we recommend Everlief based in West Wycombe providing child psychology services to help children of all ages with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Everlief has special interest in ASD with several specialists at the clinic. For more information you can visit www.everlief.co.uk or call 01494 521 332.
For Children’s Coaching and Therapy in Berkshire we recommend Hester Bancroft of Effective Steps who provides high quality one-to-one coaching for individuals wishing to establish more positive ways of living their lives.Through the use of powerful NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques, Hester assists her clients in dealing with the underlying causes of existing unhelpful behaviours, establishing empowering new behaviours and setting attainable and sustainable goals for the future. Hester works one-to-one with both adults and children with a specialism in supporting children with autism spectrum conditions in navigating their social world. For more information please call 07775 880 300 or visit our website: www.effectivesteps.com
Child Psychology Services in Oxfordshire – Dr Mandy Smiton is a Clinical Psychologist working with children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. www.mandysmiton.com