Autism Hub


Autism Hub

A free service for autistic adults, diagnosis/suspected, living in Barnet

Barnet Mencap’s Autism Hub is a free service for adults in Barnet who are, or suspect they may be, autistic. Whilst all of our other services are for people who have a learning disability, the Autism Service is for people who don't also have 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 autistic people may also have a learning disability, which will affect the level of support they need in their life.

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions if you have any questions about autism, or feel free to give us a ring.


For people without a formal diagnosis we offer eligibility screenings to anyone living in the Borough of Barnet. The screening is not part of a formal diagnosis but helps us ensure that everyone is getting the right support . Take a look at our simple guide on how our screening service works.

To make a referral to the Autism Hub for you or on behalf of somebody else, please fill in this Autism Referral Form.

If you need to change or cancel you appointment please do so at least 24h in advance. If you fail to do so or do not attend your appointment without previous notice, you may have to wait some time for a new appointment slot.

If you wish to re-schedule, you need to let us know in advance, otherwise your name will be added to the bottom of the waiting list. Due to high demand, the current waiting time is 4-6 months, but this is likely to change based on the service volume of referrals.

We offer many other services, including:

  • Autism Training
  • Events and activities
  • Peer support group
  • Peer support group for partners, family and carers of adults
  • Autism diagnosis informative sessions
  • Autism specific advisory service

For more information about these services, please click here to view our Autism Service flyer.

We usually publish our monthly events in our Autism Hub Newsletter as well as online.

If you, or somebody you know, are interested in our service, please contact one of our Autism Advisors by email on or on 020 8349 3842 

Autism service logo

Our autistic clients are extremely important to us, and so is their mental health and well being. Please find a link  here to the podcast where Christine and Emma from our Autism Service discuss autism and issues around the pandemic.

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