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Autism Wessex are a charity who support anyone affected by autism.

The charity was founded in 1968 by a group of parents whose children had Autism. Since the humble beginnings, Autism Wessex has striven to gain expert knowledge and experience to help anyone affected by Autism. Our help is varied and far-reaching. Our services are available to anyone who needs them – people with Autism and associated difficulties, families and professionals.

  • Address

  • Autism Wessex

    Parley 2, Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, England, BH23 6BP

    Office: Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm)


    T: 01202 573808


We provide three main areas of support:

The Portfield School

The Portfield School is a long-established specialist school in Christchurch for children aged 3-19 who hold an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (ASD). They may also have many associated conditions or disabilities. We believe that if children are happy and able to develop self-confidence, good things will follow.

Community Connection

Whether you’re looking for information on diagnosis, benefits, education or everyday life, our Community Connection Service offers information on different topics related to Autism. We’ll connect you to services in the community, which meet your needs.

Community & Residential

Our dedicated Community Support and Residential Services offer a range of personalised social care services for people with Autism and associated difficulties.

Areas of operation


Autism Wessex

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