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The National Autistic Society is here to support you during this time, whether you need more information about how to deal with coronavirus changes or to connect you to other people for support. In this time of social isolation, it is important to stay connected in different ways. Why don’t you join our online community? The Community is our discussion forum for autistic people, their families and other wider networks. It’s free to join and a great way to share experiences and advice.

  • If you need support or information, please contact our helpline
  • In case you or your loved one needs to attend hospital, you can download our Health Passport. The passport is designed to help autistic people to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • Download our I am Autistic Card. It's a useful resource for you to let other people know you are autistic and that you may need some extra time or help in certain situations.

    The cards are not currently available to order from our online shop. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, our warehouse is closed and we are unable to post cards to you.
  • Read our updates about coronavirus and its impact on autistic people
  • Download our plain text guidance about Keeping away from other peopleProtecting people (shielding) and Staying at home.
  • With the help of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust foundation we have created a guidance about Managing anxiety in children and young people on the autism spectrum, you can download a copy here.
  • Since the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has introduced a number of restrictions on people’s day to day lives to prevent the virus from spreading.

    We have created a document to summarise what the rules are about going out for autistic people and their families. Please print a copy or download it onto your mobile phone, so you can take it with you when you, or the person you care for, go out.

    If anyone challenges you about why you are out, show them the document. It will explain that you are respecting the Government's rules, as you are able to go out more than once a day and travel beyond your local area to do so, because you’re autistic.

    You can access the documents for Scotland here, England here while here is the one for Wales.