Autism Support

Autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people in the UK. Autistic people and their families can be at risk of being isolated and developing mental health problems. The right support at the right time can make a huge difference to people’s lives.

We can provide IET members and their immediate families with access to specialist autism spectrum disorder support

We have partnered with The National Autistic Society (NAS). We’re now able to provide IET members and their families free access to the specialist support that NAS provides.

Support includes:

  • Pre-diagnosis support 
    • Telephone advice for people where they/their child has not yet had diagnosis.
  • Post-diagnosis support
    • 10 year membership of NAS and its associated benefits
    • Local branch support
    • Publications grant
    • Parent-to-parent support
    • Education rights and exclusion information and advice
    • E-befriending service
    • Transition support to manage upcoming changes and plan for the future

If you would like to see how we could support you, or an immediate family member, get in touch.

Alternatively, please share this page with any IET members who you feel may benefit from this service.

 Carer support

If you feel you need a little help or you would just like to talk, please get in touch. We will talk through your circumstances with you and, together, we can work out how we can support you or signpost you to other more specialised support where appropriate.