Autism Service Directory

NAS E-Befriending Scheme

The National Autistic Society

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Type of service: Befriending/mentoring, Online services

If you or a member of your family is on the autism spectrum and is aged 16+ years, then an e-befriender can provide you with regular online support and social contact. The service is available throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Our volunteer e-befrienders exchange emails with you or another member of your family, chatting about things that interest or concern you and offering a friendly, supportive link with the wider community. We take the time to match you with an e-befriender you have something in common with. The e-befriending service is particularly useful when an individual lives somewhere remote and is otherwise unable to access other services.
Please note, our waiting list is currently closed. Please check back for when it re-opens.


Age: For people of any age

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

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers

The National Autistic Society

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The National Autistic Society, City Road, London, EC1V 1NG