There is a range of support for adults with autism in the Cambridge area.
- The branch runs an Adult Social Club in Cambridge for people on the autistic spectrum aged 18+.
- We run a monthly drop-in for adults in Huntingdon, providing support and advice.
- The National Autistic Society and Cambridgeshire County Council fund two Autism Support Managers providing support to adults across the county.
- We run an Autism Support Network in partnership with VoiceAbility.
- Our resources pages have links to other organisations providing information, support, activities and diagnosis for adults.
Latest news for adults:
- ‘Speak Out’ Council Meeting on Health
The next VoiceAbility ‘Speak Out’ Council Meeting is on the 12th of October at The Beeches Community Centre in Isleham.
Address: The Beeches Community Centre, 32 Mill St, Isleham, Ely, CB7 5RY
At this meeting we will be discussing the topic of ‘Health’ and are hoping to have presentations from Mark Hall from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, a local school on what they have planned for the upcoming year, and a talk on ‘What you should expect from a Health Check’. Plus, updates from our leaders and how they are representing Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities and Autism in Cambridgeshire
If you would like to attend please email me to let me know at Christian.firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 0786 700 2124.
- Arts Picturehouse Autism Friendly Screenings
Autism-Friendly Screenings are film screenings especially for people on the autism spectrum and other learning difficulties or complex needs and their families, friends and carers.
During Autism-Friendly Screenings low lights are left on in the auditorium and the volume of the soundtrack is reduced. It is fine for customers to move around, make noise or take a break during the film. Our autism Friendly screenings take place on the 3rd Sunday of the month in Cambridge.
Details at: http://pheducation.wixsite.com/pheducation/autism-friendly
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- Government Consultation on Diagnosis waiting times for Adults and Children.
In 2015, the NAS launched its Autism Diagnosis Crisis campaign, calling for action on diagnosis waiting times. That led to the Department of Health agreeing diagnosis waiting times as one of its data priorities. Now, NHS Digital is consulting on one of the changes that will make measuring waiting times a possibility.
The change would mean that services would record someone who has been referred to them for an assessment but hasn’t had a diagnosis yet. This would be for children and adults.
Please help by completing the survey for the consultation. You don’t need to get into the technical detail (this is quite a technical proposal), but your personal experiences and why you think measuring diagnosis waiting times is important will be very useful.
To fill in the survey please follow this link:
and scroll to the bottom of the page.