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Resources and Useful Links

Autism Bucks provides links to other websites through this website which are not under our control. Autism Bucks does not maintain or control these sites and accordingly make no guarantee concerning the reliability, availability or accuracy, of the information found there.

It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation meets your requirements. Autism Bucks offers an impartial information and signposting service but cannot recommend or endorse any providers listed.

Support & Advice

Care and Advice (Buckinghamshire Council)  – provides a directory of information, advice and services across Buckinghamshire.

Carers Bucks supports unpaid carers and young carers in Buckinghamshire aged 5 – 95+. Providing advice, information, emotional support and workshops and training.
Contact:

Email: mail@carersbucks.org

Tel: 0300 777 2722 

The National Autistic Society – provides a comprehensive resource and directory of support, information and services for autistic people and their families.

Contact:

Email: nas@nas.org.uk

Tel: 0207 8332299

NAS Aylesbury Branch provides activities for autistic children, adults and families.

Contact:

Email AylesburyVale@nas.org.uk, or join their Facebook group ‘NAS Aylesbury Vale Forum’.

NAS South Bucks Branch Local support group aiming to inform and help local parents and carers by: publishing a newsletter; running a club for school aged children; organising regular family activities; liaising with local services and raising awareness.

Contact:

Email Southbucks@nas.org.uk

GRASPS Bucks, (Greater Resources for Autistic/Asperger’s children Supporting siblings and Parents), supporting families. Meetings in Aylesbury and North Buckinghamshire.

Contact:

Email: contactgrasp@gmail.com

Tel: 01296 486995

SPACE Support Chesham  Provide support, advice and information, in Chesham & South Bucks, to parents and carers of children with ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder & Challenging Behaviour.

Contact:

Email: spacechesham@aol.com

FACT Bucks (Families And Carers Together in Buckinghamshire) is a group of parents and professionals who meet to discuss real issues that affect children and young people with additional needs and disabilities in Buckinghamshire

Contact:

Email: admin@factbucks.org.uk

Clearly Speaking Provide help and advice and services to parents and families (with autistic children and those with ADHD, Dyslexia and Torrettes)

Contact:

Email: info@clearlyspeaking.org.uk

Tel: 01280 824871

Social & Activities

Turtle Key Arts – Key Club Bucks

Creative arts club for autistic young people (18-26). Held at the Hub, High Wycombe

Contact:

Email: ruth@turtlekeyarts.org.uk

Breaking Barriers – Disability and exercise training, includes support to autistic adults.

Contact:

Email: breakingbarrierspt@outlook.com

Tel: Joe on 07581039611

Dead Universe Comics – Gaming Club

Contact:

Email:  deaduniversecomics@hotmail.co.uk

Tel: 07852 836 307

Social Link Provide an arena for young adults to develop a social network and gain support from peers. Promotes independent living and the basic skills associated with this

Contact:

Email: victoriaf@sociallink.org.uk

Tel: 01494 474449

Thames Valley Adventure Playground – Taplow Provide a range of adventurous, therapeutic and educational play activities in a safe, caring and stimulating environment, catering for both children and adults with all types of disabilities.

Contact:

Email: theplaground@tvap.co.uk

Tel: 01628 628599

Soundabout – Provides community music sessions specifically designed for people with learning difficulties including autistic people.

Contact:

Tel: 01235 797474

Email: info@soundabout.org.uk

Cineworld – offer autism friendly screenings. Some key differences are: Lighting will be kept on during the screening. Volume levels will be reduced. There will be no advertisements or trailers. Seating will not be allocated. Customers will be allowed to bring in their own food.

Chiltern Music Therapy  – offers specialised and person centred music therapy to adults, young adults and children with a range of disabilities and support needs.

Contact:

Email: info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

Tel: 01442 780541

Queens Park Arts Centre Aylesbury  – “arts for all“ offering the local community access to creative and performing arts. For example, Jigsaw Theatre Company providing performing arts education and experience for people with disabilities.

Contact:

Email: info@qpc.org

Tel: 01296 424332

The Theatre Shed – inclusive inspiring theatre company for all abilities, based in Chesham

Contact:

Email: admin@thetheatreshed.co.uk

Tel: 07952461344

Horses Helping Peopleprovide therapeutic horsemanship and equine facilitated learning for the whole community.

Contact:

Email: info@horseshelpingpeople.co.uk

Tel: 01525 377688 or 07815547668

Horsewyse – is an equine riding and facilitated learning centre for all ages and abilities

Contact:

Email:  horsewyse@btinternet.com

Tel: 018440202966

Thomley Activity Centreoffers fun activities for all ages and abilities.

Contact:

Email: enquiries@thomley.org.uk

Tel: 01844 338380

Innovations Social Enterprise – support and training for autistic people through social, enterprise and vocational pathways.

Contact:

Email: info@innovations-wow.com

Tel: 07714664716/07846338153

Education, Supported Employment and Volunteering

Talkback – offer a range of services to autistic adults, including further education, support through transition to adulthood, supported employment and performance arts and sports.

Contact:

Lindengate – Social & Therapeutic Horticulture

Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire-based registered charity that offers specialised gardening, art & craft, cooking and construction activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.

Group or one to one support or volunteer opportunities.

Contact:

Email: info@lindengate.org.uk

Tel: 01296 622443

Road Farm Countryways – provides meaningful activities through farming to all ages and circumstances. Also offer volunteering opportunities

Contact:

Email: chalkdell.roadfarm@gmail.com

Tel: 01494 862413

Community Impact Bucks – offers volunteering opportunities

Contact:

Email: info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Tel: 0300 1111250

Vana Trust Farm  – Provides activities on a working farm for autistic people. Also volunteering opportunities.

Contact:

Email:  info@vanatrust.org.uk

Tel: 01844 237146.

Sunnyside Rural Trust – offers training and work experience through rural activities as well as volunteering opportunities

Contact:

Tel: 01442 863364

Workaid – offers volunteering opportunities either in the main workshop or the Hub. 

Contact:

Email: admin@workaid.org

Tel: 01494 775220

Animal Antiks – offer activities through animal assisted learning to autistic people of all ages. Also provide volunteering opportunities.

Contact:

Email: animalantiks@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 01296 670996

Back2Base (Buckinghamshire Council) – provides supported employment services for a wide range of support needs to autistic adults.

Contact:

Email: back2base@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Tel: 07932742267

Other Interesting Websites

Steph’s Two Girls

Family life with two girls, with autism, fun site with lots of helpful information on Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

Autistic & Unapologetic

An autism awareness site founded by one lad (James Sinclair) on a journey to find out what makes him autistic.

ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an integrated health and education service offering a unique lifespan – strength based service, for the 1 in 5 people who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Torrettes syndrome.

The Dyslexia Foundation

The Dyslexia foundation was set up in 1999 to support Dyslexic people, focusing on those who needed practical support and information in an accessible format.

Dyspraxia Foundation

The Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia; and to spread understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.

Ambitious About Autism

Supports autistic children and young people; run specialist education services, employment programme. Also deliver training and consultancy to a wide range of organisations to improve awareness and understanding of autism.

Autistica

National research autism charity. Funding research, shaping policy and working with autistic people to understand their needs.

Autism Research Centre

Brings together scientists from the University of Cambridge conducting research into the causes of and interventions for autism.

Autism Research Trust

Fund research to understand the causes of autism, improve diagnosis and explore interventions to ensure that autistic people receive the best possible support.

National Association for Special Educational Needs

A charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

Neuro Diverse Self Advocacy

Advocacy by neurodivergent people for neurodivergent people; self-advocacy and peer to peer support network.