Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

The National Autistic Society - Northamptonshire Day Centre


Type of service:
Attley Way,Diamonds Business Centre,Irthlingborough,Northamptonshire,NN9 5GF
Telephone number:
01933 653200
Service description:
Our day centre offers a friendly and highly-structured environment for adults with autism. We build our programmes around the needs of each person who uses our centre and our staff use low arousal approaches to help people remain calm and relaxed.

We use the well-renowned TEACCH programme as the basis for supporting every person who attends the day centre. TEACCH incorporates written schedules - which provide structure for the people using our day centre - and an autism-specific means of communication. We also support other forms of communication, such as Social Stories®, Makaton®, Singalong and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication).

Activities at the day centre include:

- music sessions
- art
- relaxation
- life skills
- workstation tasks

Our day centre is located at the Diamonds Business Centre, close to Irthlingborough, set within extensive and attractive grounds. It is just off the A6, which provides excellent transport links, and the people who use our centre have access to a huge range of amenities. Our community-based activities include:

- swimming
- nature trails
- ten-pin bowling
- trampolining
Contact provider for details
Age range:
18 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Referral route:
  • Contact Service Direct
  • Local Authority Referral
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