Useful Contacts

1. Autism NI  

Autism NI have a range of services and supports available for individuals and families pre and post diagnosis. For further information, please see how we can help you

You can contact us using the details below:

T: 02890 401729   E: info@autismni.org 

 

The following services are just a guide to some of the other contacts you may need. 

2. Statutory

 There are a range of statutory services which can support you as a perent/Carer. 

Health and Social Care Trusts' ASD Co-ordinatiors

  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust  Telephone: 028 9063 6608 
  • Northern Health & Social Care Trust  Telephone: 028 2766 1391
  • South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust  Telephone: 028 4461 6915
  • Southern Health & Social Care Trust Telephone: 028 3831 2805 
  • Western Health & Social Care Trust  Telephone: 028 8283 5983

 

 

3. Voluntary (Autism Specific)

Autism Initiatives
Supporting Living (Accommodation) and Floating Support (supporting people in their family home).
Telephone: 028 9079 1875 Website: www.autisminitiatives.org

PEAT (Parents Education as Autism Therapists)
Telephone: 028 9032 4882 Website: www.peatni.org

Action for Children
Telephone: 0300 123 2112 Website: www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Now Project
Telephone: 028 9043 6400 Website: www.nowproject.co.uk

NAS (National Autistic Society) Northern Ireland
Telephone: 028 9068 7066 

Middletown Autism Centre (Educational Advice) 
Telephone: 028 3751 5750


4. Voluntary (General)

For information on General Voluntary Sector charities, see below:

Barnardos (Provides a pre-school ASD Specialist Service in Belfast)
Telephone: 028 9065 8105 Website: www.barnardos.ie

MENCAP (Regional advice & support i.e. Learning ASD and Disability).
Telephone: 028 9069 1351 Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) (Advice e.g. benefits services)
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

SENAC (Educational Advice Independent)
Telephone: 028 9079 5779 Website: www.senac.co.uk

DARS (Educational Advice, Education Authority)
Point of contact: BELB (Belfast Education and Library Board)
Email: DARS.enquiry@belb.co.uk

Positive Futures(Residential/Respite/Supported Living)
Telephone: 028 9147 5720 Website: www.positive-futures.net

Praxis (Residential/Respite/Supported Living)
Website: www.praxisprovides.com

Children's Law Centre (Freephone Advice Line for children and young people) 
Freephone Advice Line: 08088085678 Telephone: 028 9025 5704 Email: info@childrenslawcentre.org Website: www.childrenslawcentre.org

Lifeline Helpline Anyone of any age living in Northern Ireland can call Lifeline free of charge on 0808 808 8000 if they are experiencing distress or despair. The Lifeline helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.