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Autism Toolbox for parents and carers

Support after an autism diagnosis

Once you have an autism diagnosis, you can get support depending on the age of your child:

0 to 5

5 to 18

Over 18

Post diagnosis support: a guide for parents and carers by NAS is also a good source of advice for parents and carers of autistic children of all ages.

Help when out and about

Thames Valley Autism Alert Card

Thames Valley Police and Autism Berkshire have launched The Thames Valley Autism Alert Card. It's a card the size of a credit card that gives autistic people a quick and easy way to explain their condition to others.

On the back of the card, there is space for two emergency contacts, such as parents or carers so they can be contacted if help is needed. The card is free to anyone in Buckinghamshire with an autism diagnosis. Frontline staff like police and paramedics are trained to recognise the alert card.

Find out more and apply for a card online.