Outreach, inclusion and family support

Helen Allison pupil with teacher

When your child joins Helen Allison, your whole family joins too – we’re here to help you. We get to know you well, keep you informed about your child’s progress, and include you in their learning so that you can help them at home. We offer support and advice, and work directly with individual families on the challenges they face.

We believe that one of the best ways we can help your child is to spread understanding of autism in our community. Many of our students take courses or work with our local partner schools, colleges, and employers. We have built strong connections with our partners, and help their staff to gain a deeper knowledge of autism. We also provide professional days and training.

We work with other local groups to raise the profile of The National Autistic Society locally and to share our expertise with parents and professionals.

Helen Allison School has an autism-specific community library for parents, carers and professionals. We also run a weekly support group and regular talks and workshops. 

Please contact Tim Cook for further information by telephone on: 01474 814878 or by email at: Tim.Cook@nas.org.uk.

Read more about the support we provide to professionals.

The National Autistic Society offers a wide range of support people on the autism spectrum and their families through its advice and information services.

  • Autism Helpline: confidential information and advice for people on the autism spectrum and their families. Ring 0808 800 4104. The Helpline is open Monday-Thursday 10am to 4pm and Friday 9am-3pm.
  • Parent to Parent service: a confidential telephone support service for parents and carers of an adult or child on the autism spectrum. The service is provided by trained volunteers who have personal experience of autism. Ring 0808 800 4106 and leave a message – they will ring you back.