Service Description

Alliance partner the National Autistic Society provides a Family Support Service to parents and carers who have received a diagnosis of autism for their child or young person (aged 0 -18 years) who live within Surrey. 

Family Support Coordinators offer one-to-one, hour long appointments to discuss the needs of the child, the impact of the diagnosis on the family, and provide practical and emotional support, advice, information and strategies.

Monthly, topic based workshops offer focused, practical strategies for families. These are parent-led which means that we listen to the needs of the parents and carers we work with to identify topics that are suitable to address in a group setting. 

This has included understanding and managing behaviour, communication, visual supports and transition. Parents who are awaiting a diagnosis of autism, or whose child presents with social and communication difficulties, are also welcome to book onto these workshops. 

For further information please visit The National Autistic Society website.

Requests for support - criteria and process

We accept requests for support from health, social care and education professionals, as well as self-referrals from parents/carers. All children and young people need to be registered with a GP in Surrey to be introduced to us. If you are in doubt please make a request for support and we can process or signpost where possible.

Areas covered

  • Elmbridge
  • Epsom and Ewell
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Waverley
  • Woking

Contact Details

National Autistic Society,
Birch House,
6 Godalming Business Centre,
Woolsack Way,


Telephone: 01483 521744

Service manager: Gemma Fry

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm