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:
- Creative Short Courses
Open to all adults 18yrs+ priority given to Cambridge City residents on low incomes with health challenges
Explore your creativity in a safe and supportive environment
Improving mental health with creativity
Learn to enjoy painting freely using acrylic paints on canvas with Natasha Day, suitable for all levels
25 January – 1 March 2018
Thursdays 10.30am – 1pm
Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre CB4 2XF
Dance for Every Body
Enjoy moving intuitively to music, for all abilities with Filipa Pereira-Stubbs.
31 January – 7 March 2018
Wednesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm
CSVPA St Matthews Centre Sturton St CB5 8AD
Creative Digital Arts
Have fun exploring the creative possibilities of digital media using Apps on iPads (provided) with Salmagundi Films.
13 February – 20 March 2018
Tuesdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Meadows Community Centre, St Catherine’s Road, CB4 3XJ
- Project Soothe Participation Study
A team of Clinical and Developmental Psychologists based at the University of Edinburgh and Anglia Ruskin University, are working to develop a bank of soothing photographs that can be shared with others to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Project Soothe is a unique and innovative project that combines world-leading research with public engagement. Their website is: http://www.projectsoothe.com/home/4589131317
The Researchers are currently looking at the impact of two types of soothing imagery on the mood of those with High Functioning Autism at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. The study is the first of its kind and its findings will show whether these two types of imagery will be useful in autism based psychological therapies in the future.
If you would like to take part or need any more information please contact Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.orgThe link to the Project Soothe survey is: https://aruspsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qYlgFlsNC1zRCBThis survey is for adults only and will take about 30 minutes to complete.
- Cambridgeshire County Council Fairer Contributions Policy consultation
Cambridgeshire County Council is holding a consultation on proposed changes to the Council’s Fairer Contributions Policy. The Policy applies to adults aged 18+ only.
The Fairer Contributions Policy explains the amount a person will need to pay for social care support (their contributions). The aim of the Policy is to make sure that the amount a person pays for support is fair, based on their ability to pay, and in proportion to the level of support they receive. The proposed changes to the Policy will affect how the Council asks for contributions towards the cost of some of its services.
Details about the consultation including a link to an online survey can be found on the County Council website: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/adults-&-older-people/care-and-support/paying-for-care/fairer-contributions-policy-consultation/
Copies of the survey are also available in different formats such as large print and Easy Read.
The consultation closes on 23 February 2018.
For further information about the consultation please contact Wendy Ballard on:
Tel: 01223 743777