Autism Service Directory

The National Autistic Society Centre, Lancashire

The National Autistic Society

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Type of service: Day services

Autism-specific day service catering for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including Asperger syndrome. The service offers a range of leisure, educational, and vocational activities, based in the specialist Atlas centre in Clayton-le-Moors, and out in the community. People with autism and Asperger syndrome are supported to take part in their community, socialise, develop new and existing skills and become more independent. The service uses the Structure, Positive approaches and expectations, Empathy, Low arousal, Links (SPELL) framework and the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children (TEACCH) approach, designed to support people with autism by providing essential structure and giving a means of clear communication. All our services in the North of England are administered from the office in Great Harwood, Lancashire..


Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adult

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

Other specialisms: Challenging behaviour, Learning disability

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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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Barbara Dillon - Day Service Manager

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01254 888535

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Moor Park Avenue, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6AS