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Autism Service Directory

Autism Wessex

Main information

Type of service: Advocacy (general), Domiciliary services, Family support and information services, Respite and short breaks, Social groups, Social skills

Founded in 1968 by parents of children with autism, Autism Wessex (formerly The Wessex Autistic Society) is a voluntary organisation concerned for the welfare of people with autism and their parents/carers. Since then the Society has developed a number of services for both children and adults as well as offering emotional and practical supports to families. Services include a free, confidential and impartial Information and Advice Service. Autism Wessex caters for autism and other developmental disorders, learning disabilities and associated mental health problems.


Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult , Adult sibling, Child , Child/adolescent sibling, Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of an adult, Partner

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Has autism-specific elements

Other specialisms: Challenging behaviour, Learning disability

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    You can contact us by phone email or post.

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    Bob Lowndes - Chief Executive

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    01202 483360

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    Autism Wessex, Bargates, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1QL

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