A new free service for adults in the borough of Barnet.
If you have autism, or if you think you might have, the service is here to help you around with a whole range of services.
Like a learning disability, autism is a lifelong condition. Autism is sometimes referred to as a spectrum, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
There are three common features of autism, which might affect the way a person:
- interacts with others in a social situation
- is able to communicate with others
- experiences the world around them.
Autism is not a learning disability, but around half of people with autism may also have a learning disability, which will affect the level of support they need in their life.
We offer Adult Autism Screenings to anyone living in the Borough of Barnet. This screening method is recognised by medical professionals as the first step to an autism diagnosis. Following the screening you will be offered a post screening Action Plan for Life sessions where further support will be identified and offered to you.
We offer many other services, including:
- Employment support
- Peer support
- Support around benefits, housing and finances
- Social groups and activities
- Autism alert cards
- Finding extra services