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At Ladbroke Grove autism centre we support people of all ages on the autism spectrum to help them achieve their full potential. Our centre offers a safe and supportive environment in which children, young people and adults can meet other people, try new activities, explore interests and develop their confidence and independence. We also offer support and training to families, carers and professionals.

Our facilities

  • an information technology lounge, incorporating specialist software
  • a sensory and relaxation room
  • an activity and games room
  • a large training and drama room
  • an art and craft area
  • a dining room and teaching kitchen
  • a communal garden.

Our staff

All our staff are trained to a high standard in specialist autism-specific care and support. We are dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential by developing independence and confidence. We deliver sessions on an individual basis or in small groups and assign individuals with their own support worker to help them develop a person-centred plan.

How to access our services

Anyone who has a diagnosis on the autism spectrum or who is in the process of obtaining one can apply to use our services. The centre takes self-referrals and referrals made by professionals, families and carers, from any London borough. Please contact us for more information about any of our support projects or training programmes, or to apply to use our services.

Life skills

We run group sessions for people aged 16 and over with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism, focusing on a range of topics, from social and communication skills to vocational and leisure activities.

Sessions for adults

We run group sessions for people aged 16 and over with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism, focusing on a range of topics, from social and communication skills to vocational and leisure activities. One element of this is our interactive social training programme, Socialeyes.

Our sessions give adults the opportunity to meet other people on the autism spectrum and develop the skills they need to face life with confidence. We also provide a comprehensive package of support for those who require structure on a daily basis.

Social activities 

We offer evening social groups for young people and adults on the autism spectrum.

Evening social groups

Our social groups offer young people and adults the opportunity to develop social and communication skills, have fun, and meet other people on the autism spectrum. We organise a wide range of social events at the centre and in the community.

Training

We provide training in autism awareness and a wide range of support strategies for people on the autism spectrum, their parents and carers, and professionals. Group training can take place either at the centre or at your school, college or workplace. Contact us to find out more about the courses we currently offer.

Send us your feedback 

We aim to run a flexible community service that meets the needs of people affected by autism in the local and wider community. So in addition to our regular programmes we run or host a range of other activities, such as holiday play schemes and parent support groups. If you have ideas and suggestions for other ways in which we can provide support in your area, please contact us.

Contact us

Tel: 020 8962 3010

If you wish to use the service or make a referral, please contact us on our referral line on 020 3326 1200 or email se.services@nas.org.uk.

Ladbroke Grove does not offer a drop-in service. Booked visits arranged with the manager are welcomed throughout the year. How to find us.

How to access our support

There are several ways you can pay for support through our daytime hubs. For more information, visit our benefits and care page.