DASH is an independent local charity whose mission is to
improve the quality of life of adults of working age with Aspergers
and other high functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions living in
Our primary aims are to:
Raise awareness of
Promote and enhance
access to assessment and diagnosis, post diagnosis support, welfare and care,
housing, education and employment;
Research, promote and
help to deliver a local model of support and services.
In this way we will help people with
Aspergers Syndrome to enjoy safer, healthier, more sociable, more
productive and happier lives.
- Check out the new information about our Young Adults Social Group on the Activities & Services tab.
- DASH now provides a 'walk-in' service each
Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm. There is no appointment necessary. We
will have two experienced advisers available to provide brief
information and advice. If necessary, we will offer further meetings
on an appointment basis.
If you would prefer to make an appointment to see an adviser you
can contact us at
or phone 07554 665715.
The usual office hours are
Tuesday 2 - 4
Wednesday 10 - 12 and 5 - 7
Thursday 2 - 4
Saturday 10 - 12
Please note that when advisers are in a client meeting you might
need to leave a message.
Bluebell 10k for autism awareness 2017
Sunday 14th May 2017 at 10.00am Nationwide Pavilion, Pipers Way Registration
£12 adults, kids free.
Refreshments and snacks are for sale.
For further information click the link above.
DASH is moving
From 1st February 2016 we will be operating the
Swindon Autism Information and Advice
Service from Swindon Advice and Support Centre (SAASC) at Sanford
Street, Swindon SN1 1HE
SAASC is located in the centre of Swindon and we hope this will
make our services accessible to more people.
Our telephone number remains the same but we have a new email
Smart phone apps and personal assistants
can provide invaluable support for people with Autism.
Follow this link to view a video on the plusnet website
comparing various virtual personal assistants and apps.
film created by our young womens course:
Our Young Womens Course supported by Create Studios and Funded
through ESF created this
explaining how Autism can be for some people. They have used not
only written and spoken words but also PECs (Picture Exchange
Communication) that can aid communication for many people. We
recommend you watch this twice to fully take in its message
DASH Employment Toolkit is a useful resource to help you think
about and look for work.
The Toolkit is divided into a number of employment topics which
explain different aspects of looking for work and staying in work.
We hope you will find this resource will help you feel more informed
and confident when you look for work and when you are working.
DVD - A guide
to understanding and managing stress for adults with Asperger. A
collaboration between LIFT psychology and DASH. To obtain your free
copy now, contact DASH.
If you have autism and don't yet
carry a free Autism Alert wallet Card please contact DASH or
go the Resources & Links page to down load an application.
Ring the Information and Advice service
for more information about any of the above: 07554 665 715 or
Swindon Autism Information and Advice
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Fundraising & Donations
Please help us today by signing up to Give as you Live, a
simple and effective way of donating to DASH whenever you shop online - and without it costing you a penny!
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Select DASH using our registered
charity number: 1116852
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a monthly payment will be made directly into the DASH bank account from The Charities Trust.