Aims and Activities

Do you have a child on the Autistic Spectrum?

Do you know where to get valuable information?

Do you know what support is available from Education, Social Services and Health Services?

Would talking to other parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum help?

AWARE could help you!

The charitable objectives are:

the health and well being of people of all ages who have an autistic spectrum condition (and who may have related conditions), whether or not formally diagnosed, and their families and carers

in particular, but not exclusively, by the provision of support and social opportunities

the advancement of education, in particular, but not exclusively by a) increasing public awareness of the needs and challenges of people with an autistic spectrum condition (and who may have related conditions) and their families and carers and b) by providing information and training opportunities to individuals with an autistic spectrum condition and to people working with or supporting individuals with an autistic spectrum condition.

Supporting Parents

We meet every month to share experiences & learn from each other and have a lively, informative and supportive closed Facebook group..

Keeping In Touch

We issue a monthly e-newsletter about our activities and any items of interest and regularly post updates in our closed Facebook group.

Learning From Experts

We invite knowledgeable speakers to our monthly meetings and offer various training courses and events.

Supporting Children

We organise a range of activities for children with autism, including junior sensory clubs, youth clubs, holiday play schemes, cookery, cycling, cinema and residential activity breaks.

Supporting Young People (12-18)

We organise a monthly trip club & residential activity breaks. We also run a monthly cookery club.

Supporting Young Adults (18 – 25)

We have a Moving On social group for young adults with autism age 18+, meeting once or twice a month to go out for social activities e.g. for meals, to the cinema, pub quizzes. The group decides their own programme and any AWARE members on the spectrum, and aged 18-25 years, are most welcome to join us.

Providing Access to Information

We have an extensive library of books and DVD’s to answer the many questions that autism raises.

Lobbying for Better Services

We work with other support groups, education, health and social care to raise awareness of autism and to support our members.