Support for Parents

Parent Support

Do you know what is available for your children , take a look at what is called the local offer, click on the link below to go to Kent County Council:


ASD Support

Easy Read Guide to Autism from the National Autistic Society


The National Autistic Society


Autism Seminars for Families, e-mail:

Autism Helpline: 0808 800 4104 or via an online enquiry form on the website

Parent to Parent: Confidential telephone listening service provided by parent volunteers: 0808 800 4106 also accessible by an online enquiry form on the website

Education Rights Service: 0808 800 4102

NAS helplines are free to landlines and to most mobile networks (3, O2, Orange, T-mobile, Virgin, Vodafone).


There are a number of books and resources you can access or buy. KAT holds a small library and other organisations and support groups often do too. The NAS has a comprehensive on-line shop. Here are a few books that families have found helpful:

· Ellen Notbohn (2005) Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Future Horizons, ISBN1932565302

· Tony Attwood (2006) The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 184310 495 4

· Luke Jackson (2002) Freaks, Geeks & Aspergers Syndrome: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 1 84310098 3

· Doherty, McNally, Sherrard (2000) I have Autism…What’s that?: NAS, ISBN 9781899280797


Sleep Advice

Sleep is hugley important for development, learning and growth - both physical and emotional. Does your child have sleep problems? Read the guide below for some helpful ideas and advice from the experts:

The Good-Night Guide for Children

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