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:
- New drop-in sessions for adults with autism and their families and carers at the March Community Centre
The NAS are coming to March with a new social group for autistic adults and anybody you wish to bring along for support. The sessions will provide information and advice for you as well as a place for you to meet, socialise and exchange ideas. Continue reading →
- Views sought from autistic adults on access to mental health services
Here is a message form the Researcher looking at access to mental health services:
My name is Alison Martin and I am currently undertaking a M.A. in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University.
I would like to invite you to take part in my research study: Mental ill-health: self-reported barriers to accessing services for adults with autism. Continue reading →
- Red2Green Easter holiday club and short courses
We are taking bookings for our new life skills holiday club for over 16s with autism spectrum conditions. We will be using arts, crafts, cookery and gardening to help you progress and develop including meeting different people, learning something new, practicing work skills, developing self confidence, and giving attendees the chance to get involved in peer mentoring. Wednesday 5 & 12 April and Thursday 6… & 13 April.
Exciting new short courses
Our “Crafty Sew and Sows” project (which teaches, and then supports learners, to share the skills our grandparents took for granted) is now available as a modular immediate short term respite activity or time limited reablement option, from 1 day a week upwards, as well as for those who need ongoing support.
This term Crafty Sow and Sews which has already featured bread making will be focussing on Growing your Own – vegetables, fruit, flowers, kitchen gardens and cottage gardens. Future projects will include knitting, making fires and playground games. For each skill, we also hold a “Grab a Skill” day where the learners can share the skills they have learnt with different members of the community including local primary and secondary school children.
Did you know that we also offer:
– A life skills programme for anyone with autism and challenging behaviour?
– Our own minibus transport service?
– A carer at £15/hr?