Taunton Autism Support Group

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The National Autistic Society

By • Sep 20th, 2008 • Category: Organisations

The National Autistic Society (NAS) is the UK’s foremost organisation for people with Autism and those who care for them, spearheading national and international initiatives and providing a strong voice for Autism. The organisation works in many areas to help people with Autism live with as much independence as possible.

NAS champion the rights and interests of all people with Autism and aim to provide individuals with Autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.

The society provides a national telephone helpline, schools and adult centres, books and leaflets, specialist diagnosis, local support groups, regional volunteers, a supported employment service for individuals with Autism and works closely with local authorities to ensure the needs of individuals with Autism are addressed. It also conducts research into causes and methods of dealing with the condition, and works closely with a number of leading universities in this area.

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