Family Support


Our Family support team offer information, advice, guidance and advocacy to parents, carers and professionals supporting individuals on the autism spectrum. They offer individualised support in the fields of education and welfare. Help and support can be accessed in a variety of ways:

  • Telephone helpline
  • Individual casework support
  • Outreach support
  • Representation and advocacy
  • Monthly autism surgeries
  • Parent/carer respite activities
  • Welfare Benefit application support
  • Parent/carer respite activities

It is every child’s right to have fair chances in life. Each child should have opportunities to develop and learn that will lay the foundations for their health and well-being and chances to achieve in future life. As an organisation we strive to enhance the well-being of individuals on the autism spectrum and their parents/carers by working in partnership with education, health and social care agencies to ensure their holistic needs are met.

“The setting is highly committed to working in partnership with others involved in the care and education of the children. They take a lead role in establishing effective working relationships and they have developed well-established channels of communication between the local schools and other professionals.”
Ofsted (2011)

The Family Support Service aims to increase the self-esteem and confidence of parents and carers by empowering them with knowledge and understanding of autism to improve quality of life for their family.

Support team members all have children with autism and therefore have a wide range of experience of individuals on the spectrum. They bring a personal touch to their work in supporting families with unique and complex difficulties. See Real Stories