Autism Service Directory

NAS West Berkshire Befriending

The National Autistic Society

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Type of service: Befriending/mentoring

Befrienders spend a couple of hours a week with a person with an autistic spectrum disorder or their family. We match volunteer befrienders according to their shared interests and preferences. A befriender might be an extra pair of hands on a family outing, or might take a child out to a park or for a walk; take a teenager to see a film; spend time talking to a member of the family, or offer the family a short break by spending time with a child in the home. Volunteers can also befriend a sibling.


Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult , Child , Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of a young person, Parent/carer of an adult, 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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Laura Clark - Volunteer Co-Ordinator

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C/O National Autistic Society, Castle Heights, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6BJ