A free service for adults living in Barnet with a diagnosis/suspected diagnosis of High Functioning Autism
Barnet Mencap’s Autism Service is a free service for adults with high functioning autism who live in Barnet or have a GP in Barnet.
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. If the person has autism but does not have a learning disability, we call this High Functioning Autism.
Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions if you have any questions about autism, or feel free to give us a ring.
We offer Adult Autism Screenings to anyone living in the Borough of Barnet. The screening is the first step in the NHS pathway for adults with suspected autism in Barnet. If you want to receive a formal diagnosis of Autism you need to contact us first. Take a look at our simple guide on how our screening service works.
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
- Outreach and drop-in
- Autism specific advisory service
To view the social events planned for December and January through the Autism Service, check out our Events Flyer December 2019 and Events Flyer January 2020 - Please let us know if you're planning to come along - the sessions are free but you would need to be a member to attend.
We also have a series of workshops coming up, check out our January to March timetable here. There is a £10 refundable deposit to attend these FREE workshops