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 p...
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Events and Groups
Do you wish there were groups and activities your child could access and join in...
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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 now!
Join AWARE to get more help and advice about autism and to access our wide range o...
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Education Issues?
19th October 2023
Are you facing challenges related to your autistic child or young person's education? Here at AWARE we offer a lot of support related to schooling issues. We have a standalone, membe...
New! Mums’ Meet Group
20th September 2023
We are so excited that AWARE has a brand-new Mums' Meet group, which will be run by AWARE members with support from AWARE staff. The group is open to ALL female carers with autistic chi...
Back to School for Autistic Children
31st August 2023
The return to school can be a challenging time for autistic children and young people, and their families, not to mention the changes attached to transitioning to a new school. AWARE has...