Our branches and groups in England and the Channel Islands provide a local hub where parents, carers and autistic people can get help, access services, support each other and meet other people and families in similar situations.

If there is no National Autistic Society branch or group 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 and groups 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 or group

People choose to start a National Autistic Society branch or group (groups are smaller) for all sorts of reasons. They might want to bring together autistic people and their families in their local area, work with other people to improve local services or provide information and support. Every branch and group 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 a National Autistic Society branch or group, email branchservices@nas.org.uk

National Autistic Society branches in England