Local Services & Organisations

Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to autism.
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Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by Autism South East unless stated otherwise. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for yourself or your child / young person is appropriate to their needs.  Some of the organisations below may charge for their services or require a referral from a professional to access.

Advocacy For All

Charity providing free independent advocacy one to one advocacy services. Advocacy is when one person helps another person talk about their needs and wishes.

All Directions

An everyday living skills provider for people with various disabilities. They run coffee mornings and lunch clubs - all are welcome.

Ambitious About Autism

Advice, guidance and education. Unlawful exclusion advice and template letters.

Beams (We are Beams)

Advice, support, activities and respite. Formally known as The Parents Consortium.

Carers FIRST

Support for carers in the South East.


A charity dedicated to helping families with children with brain conditions discover a better life together.


Supporting young people and adults to find employment. Formerly known as The MY Trust and Young Kent.


DIAL provides free confidential information and advice on all aspects of disability to the residents of North West Kent (Dartford, Swanley and Gravesham), and to KASBAH service users and members across Kent. They also provide welfare advice and help with benefit claim forms. Call the for advice or to arrange an appointment Available from Monday to Thursday 11am – 3pm

Early Help

Referral needed from a professional to support a family in need (Kent only) - this can be requested by the family. Please visit their page for email addresses and telephone numbers for your part of Kent.

Family Fund

Grants for families.

Fathers’ Club

Support group for dads, granddads and male carers in Kent.

Future Survival

Provides a range of thrilling activities for all ages, including Laser Tag, airsoft, retro gaming and escape rooms. Future Survival provide autism-friendly sessions and work with Autism South East to provide an autism-friendly environment.


Information, advice and support in Kent.

Ifield Smile Centre

Parent support, advice, training and resources.


Services and support including holidays.


Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (known as IPSEA) is a registered charity (number 327691) operating in England. IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They also provide training on the SEND legal framework to parents and carers, professionals and other organisations.

Kent Autistic Trust (KAT)

Family support service - adults and children, advice and support. The Kent Autistic Trust is a registered charity, a non-profit making organisation that is a Company Limited by Guarantee and are accredited by the National Autistic Society.

More than Words

Kent based charity offering free Makaton signing courses to parents and carers.

National Autistic Society (NAS)

The largest autism charity in the UK. They have directory of services for adults, autism helpline-information and advice and run various schools and care homes around the country.


SOS!SEN is a national charity aiming to empower parents and carers of children with SEN to tackle successfully themselves the difficulties they face when battling for their children’s rights. They can provide legal and procedural advice.

Young Minds

Promoting good mental health. Support for parents and young people and advice and training for professionals.
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