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Here's a collection of organisations relating to autism. All offsite links from this page will open in a new window.

Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE)

AWARE is a parent-run group supporting children with disorders on the autistic spectrum. The group covers the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas including Bingley, Keighley, Silsden, Skipton, Grassington, Settle and beyond.

Members comprise parents, health, education and social services professionals, wider family members and sympathisers in general.

For further details contact:

Jo Galasso
52 Chippendale Rise
Otley
LS21 2BJ

Tel: 01943 466543
email: jo.galasso@tesco.net
website: http://awareuk.homestead.com

Bradford & District Autistic Support Group (BADASG)

Unit 18, Listerhills Science Park, next to the University. They have a Tuesday support group at the Unit, and also have a support group for Asian families. They also run playschemes in school holidays.

Further information and contact details can be found here:

website: www.badasg.co.uk

SACAR

A group in Bradford dedicated to supporting young people with autism and asperger syndrome. They also run ASPIRE, a service for people with high functioning autism and asperger syndrome only therefore they require a referral request from either a GP, Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, social services, stating that the person wishing to join has a diagnosis of autism and or asperger syndrome.

Currently most of the activities are geared towards adults. There is no registration fee to join ASPIRE. However, a subsidised fee is payable to cover the cost of the activities.

Members need to make their own lunch arrangement. Please talk to your carer or social worker regarding the payment to join the activities, as you may be eligible for financial help towards these costs.

For further details contact:

SACAR
140-148 Manningham Lane
Manningham
Bradford
BD8 7JL

Tel: 01274 778888
email: info@sacar-trust.org
website: www.sacar-trust.org

Wakefield Support Group for Autism

"We provide support, activities and services in the whole Wakefield area for everyone affected by autistic spectrum conditions. Our current projects include soft play group, youth group and autistic adults social group. We also have regular trips throughout the year."

website: www.wakefieldautism.co.uk

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