Useful websites for further information

Links for all these websites are on the right hand side of the page.

National Autistic Society, a charity which provides a wide range of support and advice helping to transform lives and change attitudes to help create a society that works for Autistic people

Scottish Autism provide a wide range of support services across Scotland for Autistic individuals, their families and professionals. Right click is an online support service which provides online parent and other carer training.  The Affinity service aims to support Autistic people and their families during Co-vid 19 and beyond.

Provides information and advice about benefits and welfare entitlement.

Enquire is the Scottish advice and information service for additional support for learning. The service is available to parents and carers of children and young people with additional support needs, to children and young people themselves and to professionals working with them.  Enquire offers advice and information by way of telephone helpline and through written responses to emails and enquiries via its website.  It also offers training and talks, produces a range of free publications and has a legal subscription service.

I CAN is a charity offering support to children and young people with communication challenges.  They offer practical guidance to parents and other carers looking to help their child improve their ability to communicate.  Their online store sells various resources to support communication learning in homes and at school

Inverclyde Life is an online directory of charity and community organisations within Inverclyde.  The directory can be filtered to show those groups and organisations that consider themselves to be accessible to people with Autism.  The directory contains a variety of activities including support groups, social clubs and community resources.

Inverclyde Autism Network Facebook Group

The Inverclyde Autism Network is a place of people with Autism, parents, carers and practitioners to discuss autism related news and developments, both locally and nationally.  You can often find new resources being posted or meet with other people with an interest or experience of autism.

Advice and resources from the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde region relating to child development.  You can find out information about development, education, life skills, transitions and a directory of specialist NHS services within the GG&C region.  There are interactive questionnaires which will direct you to the most relevant information for you and your child.

Hanen provides information, support and training to parents, carers and educators of children with delayed speech and similar communication challenges by using fun and engaging activities.

The Mood Café has a number of resources and articles about managing mood and anxiety.  There ios specific information for children and young people, parents, carers and people with specific conditions such as Autism, LD, ADHD, Tourette’s etc.

A charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.  They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Resources to help support young people’s mental wellbeing.  There is information intended for young people, their parents and carers and practitioners who work with them.