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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 Autism;

  • 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 Autistic Spectrum Conditions to enjoy safer, healthier, more sociable, more productive and happier lives.

On this page you can access latest news, upcoming events as well as employment and volunteering opportunities. The Activities & Services tab provides more details of our social groups and Autism Matters, DASH's information and advice service.



Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic we have taken the decision to suspend all and face-to-face groups and sessions. All social groups, Tuesday chat group, walk-in sessions and face-to-face meetings will be suspended until further notice. If you have an existing meeting arranged, your adviser will contact you to discuss ways we can help.

We will continue to provide support via telephone and email; I would ask for your patience and understanding during this period.

Fundraising & Donation

You can donate to us online via our just giving page.

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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 https://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


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

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DASH is not an emergency/ crisis service provider. You may find some of the following numbers useful in a crisis or Emergency

Emergency Services 999

NHS 111

Swindon intensive Team 01793 836820

Samaritans 116123

Adult Safeguarding Team 01793 463555 / out of hours emergency duty service 01793 436699

© DASH Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon SN1 1HE

Registered charity number: 1116852