Information and Advice

Below is a list of some of the services in the Nottingham area.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, use the Contact Us button at the top of the page to book an appointment with one of our autism advisors.

Understanding Autism

External links:

NAS guide to understanding autism

Diagnostic Support

External Links:

NAS Diagnostic Guides 

Social Support

Autistic Nottingham – offers a range of services, including a monthly peer support group

Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service

The Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service (NeSS) brings together the old adult autism service and the old adult ADHD service into one combined service.

They provide:

  • Diagnostic assessments for autism and ADHD
  • Support to understand the conditions, if needed
  • Short-term support for issues related to autism or ADHD
  • Medication to treat ADHD, which will then be transferred back to the GP
  • Advice and signposting for additional support, if needed
  • Support to other services (such as mental health services) if needed

They do not offer support for other mental health issues that can often go alongside autism and ADHD. These referrals should be made to mental health services.



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:

Mental Health

Rethink Nottingham – an IAPT service which can offer psychological therapies to assist with mental health difficulties


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:

Family Support

Umbrella. This service provides support and services for individuals living with ASC up to the age of 30, this includes social and leisure activities, as well as family support.
Tel: 01332 785658



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: