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
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
Do you wish there were groups and activities your child could access and join in with? Do yo...
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Supporting Children
We organise a wide range of activities for children and young people with autism. Please read on for...
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Join AWARE to get more help and advice about autism and to access our wide range of activities. ...
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Does Your Child Struggle with Food?
12th July 2021
You can watch our support group session focusing on ARFID - Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder - via the link below. Note: only a fracti...
Children & Young People’s Groups
14th June 2021
We at AWARE have been SO excited to be able to welcome back more children and young people to our different groups! Currently, we are able to run the following groups and sessions: M...
Grab a Coffee and Join Us!
13th April 2021
AWARE has been running Zoom support sessions since we first had to stay at home due to COVID and these have proven massively popular! All AWARE members are welcome to join in - your child d...

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