Autism in the Vale

Adult Autism Advice is an information and signposting service designed for adults with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, who do not meet the criteria for traditional support services.

 

You do not need a diagnosis to contact Adult Autism Advice. The team is friendly and approachable, offering a single point of contact to direct individuals to the appropriate services located in their community. We regard all service users as individuals, and understand that being able to access the right information quickly can be challenging.

 

  • Information on Autism (ASD).
  • Information on ASD Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Post-diagnostic Support
  • Face to face appointments
  • Couples Support Group
  • Social Skills Support
  • Monthly Discussion Forum
  • Employment Support
  • Information and Signposting to services in the community

 

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. A person with Autism may have: 

  • Difficulty with social interaction, which can affect their ability to interact with others
  • Sensitivity towards sounds, light, touch, taste or smell
  • Difficulty with social imagination, which involves the ability to imagine situations outside of a daily routine
  • Difficulty with social communication, which involves both understanding and using verbal and non-verbal communication

Autism is a spectrum condition, which means that people with autism are not all the same. They have a wide range of abilities and behaviours. For example, some people have better social skills, whilst others have almost no social interaction skills at all. 

 

Asperger's syndrome is a form of 'high functioning' autism. This means that although the individual has average or above average intelligence, their autistic traits often have a huge impact on their everyday life.

 

Services in your community

We recognise that finding information about available local services can be a difficult task.  

 

You can search for organisations which may be able to assist you using our Adult Autism Advice Service Library.   Searching is quick and easy.

 

Although we make every effort to keep the contact of this Service Library up to date there may be instances where organisations details may have changed but we have not yet been alerted. If when using our Service Library you encounter any problems please email us to let us know.

 

Adult Autism Advice Discussion Forum

We have established a Discussion Forum in which adults with High Functioning Autism / Asperger's Syndrome meet to share experiences and discuss issues that are important to them.  The Group also guide the development of the Adult Autism Advice Service by highlighting areas of unmet need.

 

If you would like further information on the Forum or if you would like to attend the Forum please email us and we would be delighted to hear from you.

 

Employment Workshops

Our Service has recently run a series of Job Skills Workshops for adults on the Autistic Spectrum. 

 

Autism and Employment

Adult Autism Advice have recently held a series of Workshops focusing on providing Employment Skills training to individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.

 

A series of 10 workshops were held weekly in Bridgend where several key aspects were covered relating to skills needed to effectively search for, apply for and successfully maintain a job.

 

The course covered:

1) Finding the Right Job For You

2) CV and Covering Letter

3) Job Search

4) Applications

5) Disclosure

6) Interviews

7) Social Skills in the Workplace

8) Developing Your Career Plan

 

Face to Face Appointments

Adult Autism Advice can offer face to face appointments.

 

This allows individuals to talk through their needs with a member of the team, in a friendly and safe environment.

Appointments will always be held in a council or health office or an agreed public venue. The team do not carry out home visits. 

 

The team member will advise the individual on services that are available in the local community that may assist those needs. These appointments are not intended to provide specialist advice about diagnosis or intervention, but to provide a listening ear, and direct individuals to appropriate services.

 

If you would like to book an appointment, please contact Adult Autism Advice via telephone, email or post. We will offer you a date and time for your appointment, and you can decide if this suits you.

 

How to Find Us

 

 

  • Search for: Adult Autism Advice

 

If you would like to access the service please complete our online Enquiry Form: Adult Autism Advice Enquiry Form

 

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Adult Autism Advice,

Hen Goleg Resource Centre

College Field Close

Barry

CF62 8LF