The National Autistic Society has had more than its fair share of controversy surrounding some of its care homes and supported living. If you feel you want to read more on that, information is freely available to find online, but in the interest of not causing unnecessary distress, I haven’t added any links to those stories.

Whatever else, this charity has done a great deal to raise funds, improve education and reduce stigma.

There is some very useful advice and information – especially for newly diagnosed people – on their website – here is a link to their autistic adults page: