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Gloucestershire Autism Services

We are a group of parents who each have autistic children. We belong to an organisation called the Autism Network Group that works to improve services for autistic people and their families in Gloucestershire.  Parents have often said how hard it has been to find the services they have needed to help their children when they were younger and now that they are older.

We have put together this list to help autistic people and their families, living in Gloucestershire, find out about local autism services. We hope this makes it easier to find the services you need.

There are many other specialist, targeted and universal services that may be able to support you and meet your child's needs.  If you can't find what you are looking for here, please contact Family Information Service familyinfo@gloucestershire.gov.uk. 

Adult Services (18+)

Your Circle

Your Life, Your Needs, Your Circle

The glosfamiliesdirectory is for families with 0-25 year olds who have SEND, but Your Circle is our partner website for adults.  Your Circle is a directory to help you find your way around health and care and connect with people, places and activities in Gloucestershire. 

Future Me

Future Me aims to provide young people in Gloucestershire with the information, advice and help they need to plan for their futures.

Community Autism Support & Advice Service

Community Autism Support & Advice Service

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • A wide range of interventions and support
  • We will assist you to live a life where you have a choice and are included in your local community
  • Support you to reach your potential
  • Signpost to other appropriate services
  • Support you to identify areas of interest and help you to get involved
  • You can access 1:1 work with a member of the team
  • You can access Peer support where you meet with others with similar interests
  • Access to web based information
  • It is a countywide service for all Gloucestershire residents who are registered with a Gloucestershire G.P. or funded by NHS Gloucestershire/County Council
  • The service is for those with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Adults aged 18 and over
  • Young people aged 17 and over to support transition to adult services
  • The service is offered to those whose needs cannot be met by mainstream services or other specialist services alone

 

Autism Awareness, Advocacy and Training

Benefits

National Autistic Society Welfare Rights Service

Turn 2 Us - benefit and grant finder

Disability Law Service - free legal information, advice and assistance to those with disabilities and their carers on Community Care Law, Employment Law, discrimination and welfare benefits

Achieving 2 Year Old funding (A2YO) 

College

Family and Carers

Family Information Service - including The Key disability register, Local Offer and Glosfamilies Directory

Carers Gloucestershire - advice and support for individuals and groups

PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) - information, advice and support for patients families and carers

CADCAF (Cheltenham and District Carers and Families) - practical help, mutual support, therapy and social events

GASP (Gloucestershire Autism Supporting Parents)

Face 2 Face - free emotional support from trained parent carers

Allsorts - support for parent carers, grandparents and siblings

Forest Pulse - parent carer support, childcare and social activities

National Autistic Society Parent to Parent Service

Counselling for Parents, Carers and Families 

Housing

Jobs and Training

Physical Health

Preparing for Adulthood

Click here for videos, information and support available for young people with transition to adult services

Psychological Health

Schools and Educational

Social and Communication Difficulties

Social Opportunities

Support in the Community

OPENhouse (Stroud)

A+bility

Plug & Play - adaptive music technology

ABLEize

SHARP Life and Learning Skills

CADCAF (Cheltenham and District Carers and Families) - practical help, mutual support, therapy and social events

GASP (Gloucestershire Autism Supporting Parents)

Face 2 Face - free emotional support from trained parent carers

Allsorts - support for parent carers, grandparents and siblings

Forest Pulse

Hartwood House - short breaks provision following socail work assessment

Transport

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