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Autism Hampshire

Autism Hampshire works to provide high quality services that meet the diverse need of people on the autism spectrum in Hampshire and the surrounding area.

  • It is our VISION to create a better future for people on the autism spectrum.
  • It is our MISSION to create opportunities, challenge perceptions, enhance choices and provide high quality services to meet the diverse needs of people on the autism spectrum.

Through our understanding of autism and the impact it has on the individual, we work with people to help them develop skills and strategies to gain greater control over their lives.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Community Access Officer
Telephone
02380 766162
E-mail
communityaccess@autismhampshire.org.uk
Website
www.autismhampshire.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Autism Hampshire - Community Access
Address
3 Bassett Avenue
Southampton
Postcode
SO16 7DP

Other Details

Costs

Details
The service is available free of charge for people in Hampshire including Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

Availability

Age Ranges
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Local Offer

Local Offer
What does your service do?

The Community Access team have extensive knowledge of services in Hampshire and provide an information advice and guidance service. They provide: • telephone, email or 1 to 1 meetings to offer information, advice and guidance on a wide range of autism related issues • the Hampshire County Council post diagnosis support service • attendance at events and community activities • a variety of support groups • development of autism services in the community such as social groups and activities • a range of books and resources that are free to borrow • an autism alert card and app which you can apply for • an online directory of services called the Local Autism Directory • autism awareness raising events, presentations and information

Who does your service provide for?

Our service provides for adults, young people and children who have Autistic Spectrum Condition, their families, carers and professionals. We offer pre and post diagnostic support. It is not necessary to have a diagnosis of autism to access our information, advice and guidance service.

How can I start using the service?

For more information or to request information, advice and guidance please telephone, email or write to us.

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Our service is available for people who live in Hampshire, including Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

Our support groups, school cluster groups, coffee mornings and other services are provided in a variety of places throughout Hampshire. The Community Access team has an office in Southampton. We also have an office base in the Frank Sorrell Centre in Southsea. This is where we invite people for 1 to 1 meetings and where we keep our resource library. Southampton Community Access, Suite 1 C Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road, Southampton, SO14 0QB Portsmouth Community Access, Frank Sorrell Centre, Southsea, PO4 9HR

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Our service is open to all.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

We provide an information share every 3 weeks. This can be received via email or post and has information about our services as well as other local autism related services, events and consultations.

Is your service fully accessible?

Our service is fully accessible.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Staff receive safeguarding, health and safety and autism training.

How will I know my child is safe?

Autism Hampshire adhere to their vulnerable adult and child safeguarding procedures.

Who can I contact for further information?

Community Access Autism Hampshire 3 Bassett Avenue, Southampton, SO16 7DP Phone: 02380 766162 Email: communityaccess@autismhampshire.org.uk

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