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

A child or young person does not need to have a diagnosis of autism in order 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.

Partner: National Autistic Society

Contact: 01483 521744 or email

Requests for support can be made through the Access and Advice Team on 0300 222 5755.