Service Description

The adult ASSIST service currently provides both one-to-one and group support for those who have a diagnosis of autism or are seeking one. Through SWP, we will be extending this service to young people aged 16-18 years to help support the transition between children and adult services.

Young people receive one-to-one appointments on a weekly or needs-led basis. The service is bespoke, but typically includes support to:

  • Understand and process their needs or diagnosis
  • Identify strategies that support independence and wellbeing
  • Develop peer networks

All appointments are virtual.

Requests for support/criteria

A child or young person does not need to have a diagnosis of autism for them or their family to be able to access our services; they may instead have social and communication difficulties or autism traits identified by the child, parent, or supporting professionals.

Areas covered

  • Elmbridge
  • Epsom and Ewell
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Waverley
  • Woking

Contact Details

Name of partner: National Autistic Society
Telephone: 01483 521 744

Service manager: Gemma Fry

Opening hours:

  • We offer support sessions Monday – Friday and time of the day can be flexible to meet the needs of the young person.