Advice and Support
Our service has developed a wide-ranging directory of support systems you may wish to access. The best way for us to signpost you to the support you may need is to telephone the helpline and speak to an operator. However, we know that speaking on the phone isn’t for everyone, so we have compiled a short list of services that you may want to access yourself, depending on your needs.
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Are you having problems with your finances? Struggling with debt? Or believe you may be entitled to additional benefits or social support? You could try contacting your local Citizens Advice office and they will be able to assess and advise you on your situation.
ASPECTS (Autistic and Aspergers Persons of Every Category of (Queer) Sexuality) is a 16+ support group that might just be for you. They can be found on Facebook by searching ‘A.S.P.E.C.S UK Autism LGBTQ+ Community’ in the groups section. You can also contact the group’s founder, Dan Kahn MA, by emailing email@example.com
You can also find a wide array of support and services through the LGBT Foundation. They can be contacted on 0345 3 30 30 30 or you can look through their website by clicking on the following link:
If you believe you are autistic or want to learn more autism and managing your health, the NHS has a page dedicated to autism and all the advice you need to ensure your health is kept in check and that you have the knowledge and support you require. Just click the link below to explore the information and advice they offer:
The National Autistic Society also have a page dedicated to health and the various aspects of managing your health you may need further advice on. Just click the link below to explore what they offer:
Ambitious About Autism has a useful page of advice and tips about seeking employment if you’re autistic. They also have links to other, more specific, initiatives that seek to help people with neurodevelopmental conditions enter the workplace. Just click the link below:
Disability Rights UK’s website also has a section dedicated to access to work legislation and how you can apply your rights in the workplace or to help you in securing employment. Just click on the link below:
Further Nottingham Specific Support
Autism East Midlands offer a wide range of services for children and adults, all readily accessible on their website. The services for adults include supported accommodation, day centre opportunities, employment support, a respite service, and clinical and financial information and advice. They also offer a wide range of courses for professionals. Click the link below to browse the services they offer:
If you are finding your personal relationships difficult to manage, then Relate offer a wide range of relationship support. They have offices across the UK and offer all forms of relationship support including: marriage and civil partnership counselling, separation and divorce support, parenting advice, being single and dating advice, help with sex, and much more. Click the following link to explore the various options they offer: