ADHD and Autism Directory

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Autism Community Access Support Service

Community Access - Autism Hampshire is funded by an Adult Services Grant to offer support for adults with autism, their families and those connected to them, professionals and the wider autism community. The Service is based in Southampton but also offers drop-in sessions across Hampshire. The Support Service provides advice, guidance signposting.

Location: Across Hampshire
Eligibility criteria: all ages
Self-referral: Yes
Telephone: 023 8063 3951

Autism Day Care for adults

Offers a wide range of activities and workshops that have been designed with service users including include Health & Wellbeing awareness, Creative arts, IT skills, Woodwork, Music, Environmental studies, Outward bound courses and Cooking skills, nutrition and menu planning.

Location: Anglesey Lodge is situated along the Solent coast line in Alverstoke and provides a foundation from which a variety of day opportunities and skills workshops take place for Adults who have chosen to receive their support through Autism Hampshire. Eligibility criteria: Adults Telephone: 02392 524 243 Email: Website

Autism Domiciliary Services for adults

Aims to support people to strengthen their existing skills and develop strategies that enable them to experience personal growth and achievement to meet their aspirations.

Location: Various locations across Hampshire Eligibility criteria: Adults Telephone: 01489 880881 ext: 5 Email: Website

Autism Hampshire

Leading autism focused organisation in the region, delivering information, advice and services designed to meet the needs of families, young people and adults with autism

Eligibility criteria: 16-25 years Referral: Health professional Self-referral: Yes Telephone: 02380 766162 Email: Website

Autism - Life Skills College

The Bridge is Autism Hampshire's new development; enabling young adults, aged 16-25 (15-16 by agreement), to access specialist autism focused Learning Programmes. We offer residential and non-residential places and as all our learners face their own unique set of challenges, each one is thoroughly assessed to create a bespoke learning, development and support programme, best suited to their needs.

Location: Southampton Eligibility criteria: 16-25 Telephone: 02380766162 Email: Website

Autism residential care for adults

Support individual to achieve their goal of living in their own flat, the support reflects the development of skills needed to be independent, such as managing finances and paying bills, spending time alone and accessing community facilities independently. Location: Various locations across Hampshire

Eligibility criteria: Adults Telephone: 02392 524 243 Email: Website

Cinema Autism Friendly screenings

Dimensions UK offer autism friendly screenings at over 250 cinemas in partnership with Cineworld, Odeon, Showcase and Vue cinemas.

Every month, each participating cinema shows a different film from a selection of new releases and classics including Pixar animations, Disney adventures and many more films suitable for all age ranges.

Hampshire Autism Service for Adults (Assessment and Diagnosis)

This service or ‘diagnostic pathway’ offers a single referral route for adults with autism. Once the individual is accepted, they are assessed by an Autistic Spectrum Specialist Practitioner. Assessments include an in-depth discussion to confirm diagnosis.

All recommendations from the assessment are personalised and centred on the needs of the individual seeking help. A care plan is developed which focuses on ways to maintain positive physical health and mental wellbeing.

Local Autism Directory (LAD)

The LAD is a direct response to people’s request for a one-stop-shop of information across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. It will help to connect the autism community, professionals, employers and service providers and help them access autism information all in one easy place. The LAD will provide information about many local issues including support groups, activities, schools, employment, housing, developments taking place across the county and neighbouring regions. It also has clear and simply written autism research articles to help people stay up to date with new approaches and helpful information.

Telephone: 023 8063 3951 Email: Website