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Autistic Adult Care

Caring for someone on the autism spectrum can present unique challenges, and we are here to provide you with practical guidance, understanding, and empathy. Explore our articles, tips, and groups to connect with others who share similar experiences and to find strength in a network of compassionate individuals who truly understand.

Learn About Autism

Support and Advice

Discover a diverse array of groups and events tailored exclusively for Caregivers of Adults with Autism. Join us to connect with a supportive community. Additionally, we provide a wealth of valuable resources and useful links to assist you on your care-giving journey.

PAPA Workshops and Carer Groups for Carers of Adults with Autism

Join our friendly group for parents, partner, spouse and friend carers of autistic adults 16+, for support, information and to chat to others and share experiences. PAPA stands for Positive Adult Partnering of Autism. This workshop explores the complexities of living and supporting an autistic adult.

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Autism - Carers Online Support Group
Autism - Carers Online Support Group

09 July 2024 10:30 - 12:00

A supportive, friendly group for parents, partner, spouse and friend carers of autistic adults 16+.

Autism - Carers Online Support Group
Autism - Carers Online Support Group

13 August 2024 10:30 - 12:00

A supportive, friendly group for parents, partner, spouse and friend carers of autistic adults 16+.

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Why Register with Us?

By registering as a Carer, you gain access to diverse free support including tailored guidance, networking with fellow carers, workshops, and local information. For more details, contact us at 0300 028 8888 or info@carerssupport.org.uk.

Specific links to websites providing information and advice for Autism

Use the quick links below to be taken to your section of interest

West Sussex Autism Organisations

West Sussex Council: Click here to visit website

Aspens: Click here to visit website
Aspens offers services and support to autistic adults and children as well as their families and carers. Aspens are currently offering a 30 minute virtual family support clinics.

Autism Support Crawley: Click here to visit website
Autism Support Crawley supports parents and carers of autistic adults and children.

Alongside Autism: Click here to visit website
Alongside Autism offer training and one-to-one sessions to autistic adults. The service can be accessed via groups, one-to-one sessions and via Skype.
Alongside Autism also run the PAPA workshops for us.

Aldingbourne Trust: Click here to visit website
Offers support services, including employment support to autistic people as well as people with learning disabilities.

The Curly Hair Project (CHP): Click here to visit website
An award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. CHP resources are used by individuals, families and professionals worldwide.(Tangmere) Dementia Support is an exciting local charity working in partnership with

Diagnosis in West Sussex

West Sussex Neurodevelopmental Service: Click here to visit website

National Autistic Society: Click here to visit website

NHS: Click here to visit website

Mental Health & Autism

The first port of call is to always contact your local GP. 

Pathfinder West Sussex: Click here to visit website
Pathfinder provides the following services in Adur, Bognor, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Littlehampton, Midhurst, Mid Sussex and Worthing:
A single point of access to mental health and wellbeing support
A range of services to support people with their mental health and wellbeing
Advice, information and sign-posting, including clear information about what support is available locally
Access to a clinical service provided by nurses and occupational therapists from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who work alongside other Pathfinder agencies.

Sussex Recovery College: Click here to visit website
Sussex Recovery College offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to increase your knowledge, skills and promote self-management. These include courses on autism / adhd/ ocd etc.

The National Autistic Society has information on mental health and autism: Click here to visit website

Coastal West Sussex Mind: Click here to visit website

CASS – Counselling and Autism Spectrum Support: Click here to visit website
CASS is a counselling service designed to help those on the autistic spectrum and to assist their families, friends, teachers and other supporters.

Employment Support

Advocacy

Impact Advocacy: Click here to visit website

Benefits

We have a Benefits advice and support page you can visit by clicking here

National Autistic Society: Click here to visit website

Advice Now have some good information: Click here to visit website

Universal Credit Top Tips for Carers: Download here

National Autism Organisations

National Autistic Society

Ambitious about Autism