All about 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 also run a whole range of events and activities for children, young people and parents/carers. Please see our Events and Groups page for more information.

We welcome membership from all backgrounds – you can join AWARE here.

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


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Help and Information
Peer Support
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Peer Support
Do you sometimes feel lonely as a parent/carer of a child with autism? Would you like to meet p...
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Events and Groups
Do you wish there were groups and activities your child could access and join in with? Do yo...
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Members-Only Area
Here at AWARE, we want to give our members great value for their membership! On this page y...
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Join AWARE to get more help and advice about autism and to access our wide range of activi...
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Need a Helping Hand?
10th May 2022
If you are early on in your child or young person's autism journey, it is common to feel a bit lost and unsure where to turn. Our PIE (Parents' Information Event) is an umissable one-stop-s...
AWARE’s Autism Support Groups – here to help you!
3rd March 2022
AWARE holds a weekly Autism Support Group via Zoom (most weeks during term time) which span a huge range of subjects. Recent sessions have included ADHD, 'School Refusal', Anxiety Str...
Half-Term Stay & Play
6th January 2022
AWARE is happy to be holding three of our popular Stay & Play sessions this February half term, two in Cottingley (nr Bingley) and one in Addingham (nr Ilkley). Full details will...

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