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.


  • Please can you help us.

    DASH wants to apply for the prestigious GSK IMPACT Award, an annual scheme to recognize the impact of small and medium size charities on community health and wellbeing. We need your feedback to see how we are helping people. If you are attending a DASH social group or have used the DASH Information and Advice Service in the last year, we ask just a few moments of your time to answer some questions. The links below will take you to a Word document that you can complete and return to dashswindonmanager@gmail.com.

     Information and Advice Service Questionnaire (Word document)

    Social Group Questionnaire (Word document)

    The form does not ask for your personal details and your email will not be stored or used in connection with this information

    Many thanks from Adrian Embling (DASH manager) and the whole DASH team.

  • From 16th May DASH will be providing 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 contactdashswindon@gmail.com
     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 2016:         
    Sunday 8th May 2016 at 10.30am 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 1QH

    SAASC is located in the centre of Swindon and we hope this will make our services accessible to more people.

    Our weekday drop-in sessions remain the same but our Saturday service is now by appointment only.

    Our telephone number remains the same but we have a new email contactdashswindon@gmail.com

  • 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. 

  • Short Autism film created by our young womens course:
    Our Young Womens Course supported by Create Studios and Funded through ESF created this short film, 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

  • The 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.

  • New DVD hot off the press – 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.

  • Swindon Autism Information and Advice Service

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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!

Over 3000 leading high street stores are registered with ‘Give As you Live’. This is a commitment from them to donate a small percentage of the cost of every on-line purchase you make, to your chosen charity.
Please choose DASH and sign up today!

  • Go to http://www.giveasyoulive.com

  • Click on “Join Now”

  • Enter your email address and details

  • Select “DASH” using our registered charity number: 1116852

  • Activate your account once you receive a confirmation email…


It’s that simple and a monthly payment is made directly into DASH’s bank account from The Charities Trust.



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