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Autism Service Directory

Autism East Midlands (formerly NORSACA)

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Type of service: Family support and information services, Service providers

Autism East Midlands (formerly Nottinghamshire Regional Society for Adults and Children with Autism) was established in the late 1960's on the initiative of a group of parents. It is still maintained today by the parents and friends of people with autism. Autism East Midlands is based in Nottingham and exists to serve people with autism and their families in Nottinghamshire and, where appropriate, in adjacent neighbouring counties. Whitegates Adult Services is administered by Autism East Midlands. Its development in 1987, entirely through voluntary effort, was a natural progression in NORSACA's service provision. Parents and friends of children with autism were concerned that once a young person reached school leaving age, their progress should continue and their ongoing special needs be met. Sutherland House School is a highly specialist provision for up to 94 children and young people between 3 and 19 years, based in four separate departments: The Early Years Centre, Primary and Secondary Departments and the Continuing Education Centre. The Elizabeth Newson Centre provides a diagnostic and assessment service for children with disorders of development and communication, many of whom will have problems that lie within the continuum of autism / Asperger syndrome. Central Services promotes the work of the Society and an awareness of autism. Family Services provides an individual response to families with the provision of telephone advice services and develops more community-based services to support families and people affected by autism, currently providing a specialist counselling service, summer playscheme and sibling group. Autism East Midlands produces a quarterly newsletter and information updates and co-ordinates parent programmes, training and conferences.


Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult , Adult sibling, Child , Child/adolescent sibling, Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of a young person, Parent/carer of an adult, Partner, Young person

Gender: All genders

Covers: East Midlands

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Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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    01909 506678

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    Unit 31, Crags Industrial Estate, Morven Street, Cresswell, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 4AJ

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