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 monthly drop-ins for adults in Huntingdon and March, 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:
- Celebrate World Autism Day with CLASS
On Tuesday 2nd April, the Cambridge Lifespan Autism Spectrum Service (CLASS) will be launching the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre Library for service users and health and social care staff.Continue reading →
Come along to the opening ceremony at 11am with Colette Turner, CPFT associate director of operations.
The library aims to improve experience of the autism pathway, with information and resources for service users, families and carers. The CLASS team is raising awareness and helping CPFT staff gain skills to ensure people in the autism community are understood when they access all Trust services.
The library launch is the result of months of planning and the hard work of Sue Hart, a volunteer at CPFT.
for further information or drop in on the day to browse and enjoy some refreshments.
- Survey on the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act. The National Autistic Society will be marking this anniversary throughout 2019 and campaigning to make sure the Government improves support for autistic children and adults.
You can help by taking our survey and telling us about your experiences of autism services.
Many thanks for taking part!Continue reading →
- Safe Soulmate
Safe Soulmate aims to help people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who live in Cambridgeshire, to find and nurture friendships and loving relationships with likeminded individuals in a SAFE way. We will work closely with Dhiverse, which provides excellent workshops to help people develop skills to build and maintain healthy friendships and relationships.
We will match people with learning disabilities and autism to likeminded and suitable adults, based on interests, and personality amongst other things. We are NOT an online site which is very risky, rather we visit individuals in their home, carry out a risk assessment, and ask for two references. There are two paid members of staff and we plan to recruit volunteers to act as chaperones and help at social events.
We are also a friendship agency, because we are aware that many people are simply desperately lonely for friendship. Most social events will be held in pubs and other venues alongside mainstream community to encourage social inclusivity. We are also planning to organise club nights for members.
The next large social event is late April/beginning of May, more details will be available on facebook, twitter and Instagram @safesoulmate or on the website: www.safesoulmate.org.ukContinue reading →