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Support groups in Essex

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ECDP (Essex Coalition of Disabled People) Purple provide a wide range of practical support services for people affected by autism, alongside information, advice and guidance services.

Essex Local Offer

There are more events listed on the Essex Local Offer on their events page. The Local Offer is a resource site for SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) children and young adults under 25 years. It lists schools, support groups and advice for young people with learning disabilities.


Essex charity SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to anyone on any issue, including depression and anxiety.
PACT for Autism

This registered charity based in Harlow that raises awareness and makes information about autism available.

They aim to develop long term strategies with local communities that will improve living, working, social and leisure opportunities for people with autism and similar disorders.

They also run a parent support helpline 


Dimensions are a not-for-profit organisation. They support people with learning disabilities and people with autism to live the life they choose.

Go to the Dimensions website to find out if you are eligible for a support package, or call them on the number on their website.

Autism Anglia

Autism Anglia is an independent charity which provides care and support to children, adults and families affected by autism. They have several services available in Essex. Email them on or visit their website for a phone number and more information and a list of support groups in Essex.


Supporting Asperger Families in Essex (SAFE)

SAFE is a support group for individuals and families affected by Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

They operate throughout Essex, including Southend and Thurrock. To find out more, visit their website's contact page to find the right contact details.

Essex Libraries

Essex Libraries have a useful booklist for parents and children on Autism and Asperger's.


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