Our branches in Scotland provide a local hub where parents, carers and people with autism can get help, access services, support each other and meet other people and families in similar situations.

If there is no NAS branch in your area, one of our partner organisations may be able to help you. If you live outside the UK, please consult our list of other national autism associations and societies.

All our local branches are run by volunteers: please be aware that it may not be possible for your call to be answered straight away.

How to start your own branch

People choose to start an NAS branch for all sorts of reasons. They might want to bring together families affected by autism in their local area, work with other people to improve local services or provide information and support. Every branch is different - some are parent support groups, some operate play schemes, while others have office premises and run their own a drop-in service.

For more information about starting an NAS branch, please email branchservices@nas.org.uk.