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

Autism Concern

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Type of service:
Advice And Information
Address:
Suite 39-42, Burlington House, 369 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 4EU
Telephone number:
0808 808 9090
Email address:
Service description:
Autism Concern provides specialist support and advice for Northamptonshire’s autism community. They run a number of youth groups, community and activity days for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They also an information, advice and guidance team who are available on a free helpline (0808 808 9090) or via email ('iag@autismconcern.org') and social media, to support people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or their families.

Services include:
• Emotional support
• Behavioural advice
• Signposting to community services
• Training and awareness
• Understanding autism spectrum conditions
• Support with filling in benefits forms and applications
• Youth groups, holiday clubs and activity days

No referral is necessary to access the service however if a child wishes to attend one of the groups, an admission form and One Page Profile must be completed and returned to Autism Concern. These can be downloaded from their website or requested by calling 01604 239404.

FAQ
• Do you provide an outreach service?
No this is not within our remit.
• Do you provide behaviour management support?
No this is not within our remit, but we do provide advice via the phone and email.
• Are you able to come to my child’s school/home to put strategies in place?
Unfortunately, no, Autism Concern are not funded for that but can provide advice over the phone, via email or attending support groups across the county.

Autism Concern will be merged with Autism East Midlands. The vote will take place on 2nd November and the merger is scheduled to take place officially on January 1, 2018. On that date the combined charity will begin conducting its business as Autism East Midlands.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • Diagnosis
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017
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