Chat Autism offers support for autistic people and their parents/carers/families or allies living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Qualified health professionals from the Specialist Autism team can answer queries from autistic people, their families, carers and allies via text conversation.

It’s a safe and easy way to get confidential help and advice on autism related issues.

Here are some of the topics that people ask for advice about:

  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Healthy relationships
  • Understanding autism
  • Signposting to advice and support
  • Assessment and diagnosis

The service is available 9am-5pm every week day. You will receive a response within 24 hours, Monday-Friday.  We are not open on bank holidays but we do stay open during school holidays.

This service is totally confidential.  Your information will only be shared if the health professional is worried about you or someone else’s safety or if you share information which may be concerning or put you or someone else at risk or danger.

Text 07312 277097 or start a chat here


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