The Autism Directory

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The Autism Directory
The Autism Directory.jpg
Founded November 2010
Founder Nadine Honeybone
Type Charitable organisation
Registration no. 1143855
Location
  • South Wales
Area served
United Kingdom
Mission "To help autism families get the help they need"
Website www.theautismdirectory.com

The Autism Directory is a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom. It aims to pull together useful resources and information concerning autism in the UK, and signpost it from the directory in order to help those living with autism get the help they need.

History[edit]

The Autism Directory was launched in November 2010 at Ashrove, a specialist school for autism in Penarth South Wales by Assembly Member Janet Ryder.[1] In September 2011 The Autism Directory achieved its Charity Status and is registered with the Charities Commission.

Parent Approved Mark
Autism Friendly Mark

The Directory[edit]

The main activity is the directory which categorises the resources and information about autism into a number of categories (examples below). The directory is UK wide and is user generated so it relies on the community and businesses in local areas to help build the directory.[2]

  • Health
  • Treatments & Therapies
  • Education
  • Personal Support
  • Living Support
  • Money Matters
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Autism Friendly places to go
  • Other Resources e.g. Events, Conferences, Training, Books Magazines etc.

Autism Friendly Mark[edit]

The "Autism friendly" mark is awarded to those companies that have received Autism Awareness training from various approved organisations including The Autism Directory itself. It shows that this particular company has a basic awareness of autism and acts as a good indicator to any potential customers.

Trustees and Management[edit]

  • Steve White - Chairman
  • Rob Warlow - Treasurer
  • Carmen Gray - Secretary
  • Russell Davies - Trustee
  • Paul Guns - Trustee
  • Alun Honeybone - Trustee
  • Nadine Honeybone - Founder & CEO

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Penarth Times
  2. ^ [2] The Autism Directory.com

External links[edit]