Welcome to Aware!

AWARE is a parent-run group supporting families with children and young adults on the autistic spectrum (formal diagnosis not required).

The group covers the Airedale, Wharfedale, Bradford and Craven areas and beyond. Members include families and supporters in general, as well as health, education and social care professionals.

Early diagnosis of autism can greatly improve the chances of a person receiving appropriate help.

AWARE can support families through the maze of local services which cross health, social care and education boundaries. We can advise them about about accessing appropriate support from statutory, voluntary and private services, which can make a huge difference to a person with autism, helping them to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential as an adult.

We welcome membership from all backgrounds.

More than 500,000 families in Britain are affected by Autism

The current rate of autism in the UK is 1.1% so more than 1 in 100 people is autistic


Are you looking for help and support?

Help and Information
Peer Support
Events and Groups


Peer Support
Do you sometimes feel lonely as a parent/carer of a child with autism? Would you like to meet peopl...
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Events and Groups
Coronavirus Update:  Although we are currently unable to run any of our face-to-face events ...
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Supporting Children
We organise a wide range of activities for children and young people with autism
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AWARE Membership
Join AWARE to get more help and advice about autism and to access our wide range of activities. ...
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Looking For a Private Therapist, Diagnostic Service or Tutor?
3rd July 2020
AWARE has drawn together a help sheet with local private therapists, diagnostic services and tutors. Many have been recommended by members; others are from contacts we at AWARE have made. P...
Hear What Our Members Say!
29th May 2020
Are you wondering whether joining AWARE is right for you? Take a look at our brand new parent testimonials page to hear what our members say about us...https://aware-uk.org/parent-testimoni...
Still Here for You!
7th May 2020
AWARE is still offering support and information to all of its members during this challenging time. We are running support sessions virtually via Zoom, while some of our clubs are still mee...

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