Autism NI - Support Groups (All of NI) Autism NI

Contact Information

Donard, Unit 1-4, Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, BT8 8BH
Contact Person
Support Group Co-ordinator
Telephone Number
028 9040 1729 (option 1)
Email Address
Web Address
Visit Website
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Additional Information

The Autism NI the Family Support Team co-ordinate a number of different types of support groups. There are 20+ support groups based in local communities across Northern Ireland, offering support to thousands of parents/carers and their autistic children. We rely heavily on our Support Group Network, which continues to be the bedrock of our service steeped in the principles of community development where volunteer parents and carers provide advice and support to other parents.

By joining one of the Support Groups, you will find you do not have to begin this journey on your own. You can access support pre or post diagnosis. All groups meet monthly, parents/carers get the chance to share worries or concerns, along with experiences on what is available in your area to help your family and your autistic child. You will get ideas and strategies for helping your child lay foundations for their future. By meeting other parents/carers on your journey you will realise the feeling and worries you are experiencing are perfectly normal and to be expected.

Overall, our Support Groups work to meet emerging needs and raise awareness with local communities, businesses and politicians across Northern Ireland. This core area of work underpins Autism NI’s long-standing commitment to maintaining relationships with parents, carers and professionals.

Available to Age Groups
All Ages - Universal
Category of Services
  • Carers
  • Disability - Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD
Areas covered
  • All of N Ireland
Method of Access (Referral)
  • GP
  • Health Visitor
  • School
  • Self
  • Social Worker
  • Other

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