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). Services include:
- Signposting to community services
- Training and awareness
- Drop-in family hubs
- Understanding autism spectrum conditions
- Support with filling in benefits forms and applications (a fee will apply)
- Youth groups, holiday clubs and activity days
Children and Young People’s Service
Our 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.
No referral is necessary to access the service. If a child wishes to attend one of the groups, fill out a Registration Form and send a one-page profile to Autism East Midlands.
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+, out of work, and eligible to work in the UK. 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).