DASH

Discovering Autistic Spectrum Happiness

 Reg charity no: 1116852

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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 Swindon.

Our primary aims are to:

  • Raise awareness of Aspergers;

  • 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.

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  • The website has experienced some technical difficulties lately but is now up and running again. Please bear with us while we begin the process of updating information.
  • ***STOP PRESS*** DASH has secured funding for an improved Information & Advice Service from The Big Lottery. This secures the service for the next three years. Our thanks go to everyone at the Big Lottery and all those who have helped and supported us through the application process. The new service will be known as Autism Matters and the new service leaflet is available on our Resources and Links page.
  • The Tuesday 'walk-in' service will continue from 2pm-4pm. No appointment is necessary. For those unable to attend on Tuesdays, or those who would prefer to arrange an appointment, please contact us at contactdashswindon@gmail.com or phone 07554 665715.
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - DASH is looking for a Social Group Facilitator to help run the Men's Group. The group meets every other Wednesday for social and practical activities. Previous experience of working with adults on the autistic spectrum is not essential; we are looking for someone who can demonstrate listening and observation skills, show patience and tact when dealing with groups and want to stimulate and encourage social interaction amongst a group of adults on the higher end of the autistic spectrum. Details and an application are available at the links below.

Bluebell 10k for autism awareness 2017
  • The DASH bluebell 10k held on 14th May 2017 was a great success. Another beautiful Sunday saw hundreds of runners and walkers take in the sights of the bluebell woods and the lovely wooded area of Coate Water. Thank you to everyone who came along; we hope you had a very enjoyable Sunday meeting. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers, marshalls, route markers and organisers who helped the event run smoothly.

    DASH has moved

  • We now operate the Swindon Autism Information and Advice Service - Autism Matters from Swindon Advice and Support Centre (SAASC) at Sanford Street, Swindon SN1 1HE

    Sanford House 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 contactdashswindon@gmail.com

  • 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
    email contactdashswindon@gmail.com. And visit DASH Facebook page.

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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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a monthly payment will be made directly into the DASH bank account from The Charities Trust.

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