Autism East Midlands provides specialist support and advice for Northamptonshire’s autism community. They run a number of youth groups and activity days for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The charity also offers information, advice and guidance. Services include:
- Emotional support
- Behavioural advice
- Signposting to community services
- Training and awareness
- Drop-in family hubs
- Understanding autism spectrum conditions
- Support with filling in benefits forms and applications
- Youth groups, holiday clubs and activity days
Children and Young People’s Service
Flexible breaks give children and young people affected by autism the opportunity to access some great activities. These activities take place after school and during most school holidays as well as occasional half-terms and weekends. Activities include youth clubs, weekend groups, and day-trips.
Coronavirus Update: Autumn 2020
Autism East Midlands are currently offering virtual activities for children and young people.Activities include a Zoom Youth Club, Online Gaming, a Discord server, and Family Zoom Nights. Visit their Northamptonshire Service webpage to download an Expression of Interest Form for Sep-Dec 2020.
Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
Autism East Midlands are working in partnership with Commsortia to deliver the Working Progress Project, which offers holistic support into work. The project is open to anyone who is aged 19+ and is out of work. However, it does focus on people who have additional barriers to work, such as those with disabilities, the over-50s, black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups, ex-offenders, and unpaid carers.
Autism East Midlands merged with Autism Concern on 1st January 2018. Autism East Midlands is a registered charity (no. 517954).