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Resources for Autism provide practical services for children and adults with an autistic spectrum condition and for those who love and care for them.

All staff and volunteers are autism trained and services are designed to be welcoming and accepting of users whatever their level of need and support. We are constantly developing new projects and are always happy to hear from anyone who would like a tailored provision from us.

What we do. Our Services

Individual Care Packages

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We are aware that for some individuals with an ASC a package of care is needed and that an individual budget for that care may be provided. READ MORE

Sibling Groups

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We understand that being a sibling of someone with an autistic spectrum condition can bring real challenges. READ MORE

Music and Art Therapy

Music and Art Therapy

We offer autism specialist, HCPC registered arts therapists for adults, young people and children with a diagnosis of autism wherever they are on the spectrum. READ MORE

Behaviour Support

Behaviour Support

We offer a free specialist behaviour support service.This is NOT a diagnostic service but is there to help look at positive ways of managing difficulties in areas such as toileting, sleep, eating difficulties, transitions, sexualised behaviour and anger. READ MORE

Holiday Play Schemes

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We offer specialist holiday play schemes for young people aged 8 – 19 in London and Walsall, 5 – 18 in Birmingham, wherever they are on the spectrum. READ MORE

Play and Youth Clubs

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We offer specialist play and youth clubs for young people aged 8 – 19 in London and Walsall, 5 – 18 in Birmingham, wherever they are on the spectrum. READ MORE

Reach Out Home Support

Reach Out Home Support

We offer both volunteer and paid specialist one to one support for anyone with a diagnosis of autism of any age. READ MORE

Adult Services

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We offer specialist groups for people with a diagnosis of autism aged 19 and upward wherever they are on the spectrum. READ MORE

Our Trustees

Dr Hartley Booth OBE
President of Resources for Autism. Barrister and Author. Did research on Autism. Initiated the first debate in Parliament on Autism in 1995. Helped Found Resources for Autism the following year. Held various public offices.

Doreen MontgomeryDoreen Montgomery
London Literary Agent, Doreen Montgomery, has been associated with Resources for Autism from its inception and served as a long-time Trustee. Her particular interest lies in the provision of music therapy and with her late husband, Rex, via their charity, The Chantry Trust (no longer operative) was helpful over many years in providing funding to RFA for this vital purpose.

Kit Hunter GordonKit Hunter Gordon
Kit is the Managing Director and majority shareholder of The Summit Group, which he founded in 1985 and grew into a diversified financial group. He is also chairman of the venture capital fund, Seraphim Capital. Prior to founding The Summit Group Kit worked for JP Morgan in the USA and UK and also for J Rothschild. He has an MA in Law and Natural Sciences from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Kit has been involved with Resources for Autism since its earliest days and has been Chair since February 2004. He is passionate about the difference that volunteers can make in the community and is particularly proud of the growth in volunteering in the organisation.

Edward StourtonEdward Stourton
Edward is a Radio Four presenter and the author of 7 books. After ten years as a television foreign correspondent – with postings for Channel Four News in Washington and the BBC in Paris, and including a stint as the Diplomatic Editor of ITN – he worked as a BBC1 news presenter, and from 1999-2009 was one of the main presenters of the Today programme. He believes that “the best charities are the ones that meet needs no one else can”, and says “Resources for Autism does that more effectively than any other organisation I know”.

Brian Linden
Brian Linden is a chartered accountant and founding partner of the private equity firm Cinven since 1985 where he remains a director. Following his time at Cinven, Brian founded and chairs the charity 2nd Chance which offers personalised programmes young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve their education and gain sustainable employment. Brian is also the chairman of Student Cribs, one of the leading student accommodation businesses for second and third year university students in the UK. Brian is particularly keen on making sure that adults with profound autism gain the support that they so badly need.

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Raymond is Resources for Autism’s treasurer and Company Secretary. He has been a board member since the organisation was formed and is a solicitor with extensive personal experience of Autism.

Ruth Rainbow
Ruth is an LSE graduate with 15 years in the Recruitment industry, both in the UK & Australia. As a parent of an Autistic child she has direct experience of the diagnostic process, and how vital it is to engage with the necessary support networks to ensure the best possible outcome for both the individual on the spectrum, and their family members. She is passionate about delivering a service that bridges the gap between medical and educational services, that is fully accessible to the broad and diverse communities we represent.