People with additional needs
Telford and Wrekin Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) deliver Telford Autism Hub funded by Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning group. We sub-contract one area of specialism to Autism West Midlands.
What is autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. It is estimated that in Telford and Wrekin, 1760 people have autism.
There is no cure for autism, but early diagnosis and specialist support has been shown to greatly improve the quality of life of people with autism.
People with autism often have issues with sensory processing. They can either be over or under sensitive to any senses (sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste, balance and self-awareness).
Who can access the service?
Anyone over the age of 16 without a learning difficulty
Anyone seeking a diagnosis of autism
Anyone who has a diagnosis of autism
What are the services provided?
Specialised support and guidance sessions
Signposting to other agencies
Reduce social isolation
Build social skills
Provide diagnostic pathway support for ASD assessment
If you are living with autism or you know someone living with autism who seek information, advice and support please contact a member of Telford and Wrekin CVS team on 01952 916109
Please click on the below to find out more about Telford Autism Hub.