Useful websites for parents who have children with Autism
Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support (HACs) - https://www.hacs.org.uk/
Centre of ADHD and Autism https://adhdandautism.org/
Ambitious about Autism https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/information-about-autism/early-years/parent-toolkit
National Autistic Society https://www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/support-in-the-community/family-support
Resources for Autism https://resourcesforautism.org.uk/resources-for-parents/
Hillingdon's SEND Advisory Service (SAS)
For those of you that are not aware of Hillingdon's SEND Advisory Service (SAS), the team operates an advice line to support your child or young person with SEND, up to the age of 25. Parents/carers should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org given on the flyer (link below), stating what support is needed. A member of the team will get back to you within 48 hours.
This is the link for the flyer:
HACS (Hillingdon Autistic Care Support)
Virtual Autism Surgeries - We advise parents and carers who are new to HACS, to join us at one of our Autism Surgeries. The surgeries are your chance to find out about our services, meet other parents/carers, seek advice about issues currently affecting you. Book your place at https://www.hacs.org.uk/what-s-on
Anxiety and Behaviour Support meetings - practical support sessions for parents, carers or family members of an autistic person who is currently being affected by
Please note that our staff are not clinically trained. The advice provided via these groups is not suitable for acute, crisis or emergency cases.
This is a Members Only service. Book your place at https://www.hacs.org.uk/training-and-events
Children and Young People’s Services
Leisure activities, short breaks and targeted programs for Autistic People aged 7 years to 25 years
We run weekly Saturday clubs, Youth Clubs and holiday Play schemes. A full assessment of the young person’s needs is required before attending. If you are interested in this service, please telephone or email Jo Major on 0208 606 6780 or Joanna@hacs.org.uk
Workshops and short courses for parents and professionals in autism and a range of specialist topics
To view our latest workshops or book your place, visit https://www.hacs.org.uk/training-and-events
Skills and Employment Service
Transition Support - 1-2-1 support for young people who are making the transition from school, college or university to adult life (aged 14 to 24 years), together with support for parents/carers.
Supported Employment - Vocational training and support to find and retain employment for people with learning disabilities or autism over 16 years, including 1-2-1 support, skills workshops and supported work placements.
To make a referral for this service please complete this Skills and Employment Referral Form (click on the link). If you would feel more confident speaking to somebody via the telephone or email before making a referral, please contact Katherine Eaton on 0208 606 6780 or email@example.com
Adult Autism Hub
A service for autistic adults. You might be looking for more information about your diagnosis, or want to access support with employment, welfare benefits or social activities. We will work with you to find out what is important to you and make choices about the support you receive. For more details about this service, please see attached flyer. To make a referral for this service please complete this Adult Autism Hub Referral Form (click on the link). If you would feel more confident speaking to somebody via the telephone or email, please contact Katherine Eaton on 0208 606 6780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why become a member of HACS?
By joining HACS, you’ll have access to a wide range of benefits and services to support you and your family. We are a team of highly specialist and experienced staff who are here when you need us most. Join today to receive:
- Free telephone help line to discuss your concerns and gain access to practical advice from staff who have knowledge, skills and understanding of autism (Hillingdon Resident only)
- Free Family Support personalised to your needs (Hillingdon Resident only)
- Free morning and evening Virtual Autism Surgery for Parents, carers and Professional’s (Hillingdon Resident only)
- Free and discounted tickets to specialist workshops and conferences in autism and related topics
- Free Employability programme for autistic young people and adults aged 16-25 years (Hillingdon Residents only)
- Access to Adult support through our Autism hub (18 years+ Hillingdon Residents Only)
- Virtual social activities for young people aged 14-25 years (Hillingdon Residents Only)
- Free member only monthly Anxiety and Behaviour support meetings (Hillingdon Residents Only)
To become a member of HACS – please visit our membership page Become a Member | HACS Charity (click on the link)