What We Do
We use our passion and expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them.
Community Supported Living
Our Community Supported Living Service provides specialist support that enables autistic people to maintain independence, develop relationships and learn new skills within the community.
We operate six services all rated ‘good’ by CQC across the West Midlands which provide residential care to autistic adults. These homes vary in size from small to large. We believe in the potential of each person, residents in all of these homes are encouraged to take part in leisure and education activities within the community.
Our Aspire team have more than ten years’ experience working with employers and autistic people. We have experience in helping people identify their employment pathway and help them to sustain their employment. We adopt a person centred approach, embracing interests and offering encouragement and support as needed.
Post Diagnostic Support
Our post diagnostic support offers a pathway of support tailored to individual needs. The service offers support to access the community through volunteer befrienders to build confidence and social skills, and then a range of group sessions to meet other autistic people.
Advice and information
Autism West Midlands is committed to providing up-to-date information about autism to people on the spectrum, their families and carers and professionals. We have an information helpline, we offer community based advice sessions for parents and information and visual resources are available to view online or download.
Training for parents
We offer courses and workshops for parents which are held at various venues across the West Midlands and include introductory awareness sessions, programmes with multiple sessions and workshops on specific topics.
Family groups and events
We offer a range of events from support groups to play sessions. We have support groups and coffee mornings throughout the region, we also run a number of family events such as activity sessions and visits to attractions during the year.
Groups for young people
We provide groups and activities where children and young people can attend without their parents or carers. Through these opportunities parents can have a break from their caring responsibilities and children and young people have the opportunity to have some fun and develop independence skills.