Autism Anglia

Autism Advice Service

To provide a FREE support service for families across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk who are affected by autism whilst also providing training to teachers, professionals and the emergency services. This project is vital to families who have little or no where to turn for information and guidance.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1063717)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£2,570

Donations

34

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • I don't know where we‚Äôd be without their help. There is very little help in this world and this is one of those precious little gems thats left.

    — Service User

  • Family Support have been our life-line; during desperate time they have helped us to cope with the everyday challenges that autism brings"

    — Mother accessing the Family Support service

  • Family Support were the people I turned to for support ... they showed me that my son was still the boy that I have always loved and cherished

    — Mother accessing the Family Support service

  • I don't know where we’d be without their help. There is very little help in this world and this is one of those precious little gems thats left.

    — Service User

  • Family Support have been our life-line; during desperate time they have helped us to cope with the everyday challenges that autism brings"

    — Mother accessing the Family Support service

  • Family Support were the people I turned to for support ... they showed me that my son was still the boy that I have always loved and cherished

    — Mother accessing the Family Support service

Situation

Parents are often unaware of how autism will affect them and their family's lives. Getting diagnosis is the first step but then they will often face other challenges such as getting a statement, accessing the right education, behaviour, support for siblings, family relationships, employment, financial entitlements and accessing services. There is still a lack of knowledge about autism amongst teachers, health professionals and the emergency services which make living with autism even harder.

Solution

Our dedicated Family Support Team provide free one-to-one support to parents/carers and individuals with autism; informing them of what choices they have, what they are entitled to and supporting them through any difficulties they may be facing. They are able to visit families in their homes and be on the end of the phone should the families simply need someone to talk to. The team are also available to provide information and training to professionals and advise the emergency services.