Autism Service Directory

NAS ASSIST (Autism Support Signposting Information Services Team)

The National Autistic Society

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Type of service: Family support and information services, Local groups, Play and leisure, Social groups

ASSIST is part of The National Autistic Society and is commissioned by Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea local authorities to provide free support for adults on the autism spectrum. We are experienced in working with people on the autism spectrum. We are patient, friendly and try our best to provide you with the support and advice required. We offer appointments - our one to one appointments provide an opportunity to talk about and find ways of managing a range of issues including employment, education, housing, coping strategies physical and mental wellbeing, domestic skills and welfare. We run groups that are weekly, monthly or bespoke for people to develop their social networks and friendship groups. The groups include social gatherings, autism advocacy groups, and information seminars on topics such as personal safety and being on the autism spectrum. In the community we deliver autism awareness classes for professional organisations which can help promote autism awareness in the community. To receive support from ASSIST you need to: Have a diagnosis, or be seeking a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism; Live in either Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea; and Not eligible to receive adult social care support. Appointments can take place face-to-face, by phone, text or via Skype. Times are available Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. The appointments can take place in a variety of locations and we also can visit people at home. To make an appointment please complete and return our referral form which is available upon request. Once received one of our team will be in contact to arrange a suitable day, time and location to meet. During the first appointment your staff member will help to create a support plan with you. This plan will outline the different areas of support and goals you would like help with. This provides a focus to work towards during the sessions..


Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adolescent , Adult

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers

The National Autistic Society

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020 8962 3016

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Ladbroke Grove Autism Centre, St Charles Square, Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6EJ