The National Autistic Society (NAS) – www.autism.org.uk
The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
The National Autistic Society (West Cornwall Branch) – www.naswestcornwall.co.uk
NAS branches in England provide a local hub where parents, carers and people with autism can get help, access services, support each other and meet other people and families in similar situations.
The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) – www.bamt.org
The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is the professional body for music therapists and a source of information, support and involvement for the general public.
Sound Waves South West – www.soundwaves-sw.co.uk
Independent Music Therapy Trust providing Music Therapy to children in Cornwall and Devon, facilitating music workshops within schools and offering a free Instrument Loan Scheme.
Green Light – www.switchedoncare.com
A residential care provider for people with Autism Spectrum, Asperger Syndrome, Learning Disability, Pervasive Developmental Disorder & other complex needs.
Autism Speaks – www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the US, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.
Cornwall Music Therapy Trust – www.cornwallmusictherapy.org.uk
Cornwall Music Therapy Trust was established in August 2006 to oversee and help fund the development of and research into music therapy in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Trustees are drawn from the health, education, higher education and local authority sectors.
APEX Voice Outside – www.apexvoiceoutside.org.uk APEX is a community organisation, formed in Cornwall in September 2010, which aims to provide access to creative opportunities through the Arts for youth and adults with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities.
April Media Productions – www.aprilmediaproductions.com
April Media Productions is a professional sound recording studio and audio / visual production company in Plymouth, Devon.
April Media provide a diverse range of audio / video recording and post-production services to bands, musicians, solo artists, and commercial organisations including record labels, radio and television production companies. Services include audio multitrack recording, mixing, editing, mastering, voiceovers (inc.to picture), one to one hands on audio production training, fun packed recording studio gift experiences and corporate team building events in the studio.
RecordingGift.Com – www.RecordingGift.com
Fun filled recording studio singing gift experiences in a professional studio in the UK. For individuals or groups including kids , corporate and hen/stag partys! The ultimate gift experience for any budding singer or musician. For all ages and abilities.
Lucy Skye – www.lucyskye.co.uk
Lucy Skye is the Regional Officer of the NAS South West and has written a book called ‘The Adventure of Maisie Voyager.
“I began writing the book without thinking any of the characters would have autism, but as I was writing, I began to realise that much of Maisie’s personality could be seen as being quite autistic. I was very keen however, that Maisie didn’t become an ‘autistic’ character. I just want her to be Maisie, and explore the world in her own way. The fact she might have autism is just one element of her personality. Perhaps part of me also hopes that we can start to see people for being more than just their autism, we need to be open to all that they are and can be.”