Provider Details

Contact Details

Provider
Family, Parent And Carer Support
Telephone No

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 19

Address Details

Street Number
Montefiore Childrens Centre
Street
Bethnal Green Training Centre
Town
London
Postcode
E1 5HZ

Description

Service Description

NAS Tower Hamlets Autism Support is a project that is being run by the National Autistic Society in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Integrated Services for Disabled Children) and PCT. We provide support to the parents or carers of children and young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) living in the borough.

We can give advice, information and suggestions to help with the behavioural, emotional and practical challenges of living with a child with an ASD.

Some of the services we offer include:
• A home visit, as soon as requested after diagnosis, to meet families and discuss their needs and concerns
• Information and advice to help families learn more about ASDs and gain confidence in meeting their child’s needs
• Information about local services appropriate to the needs of the family
• Support in accessing these services
• Ongoing telephone support if desired
• Seminars and workshops about ASDs that are tailored to the expressed needs of families
• A small lending library of books on ASDs and related topics

We can help support any family living in Tower Hamlets with a child or children (up to the age of 19 years) with a diagnosis of an ASD, including Asperger syndrome. Our aim is to help parents soon after diagnosis, but we can also offer support at other times of need. We would particularly like to help isolated parents and carers, such as those from minority ethnic communities and single parent families. We can provide interpreters where needed.

Additional Information

Additional Information

A Family Support Worker from this service works with parents and carers with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to improve their knowledge of autism and their confidence in caring for their child.

Support is provided through one to one visits, over the telephone or through group workshops and seminars. Support includes sign-posting parents to available services. Support is offered at post-diagnostic stage as well as at other times of need.

Costs

Cost
Free

Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:30To 17:30
TuesdayFrom 09:30To 17:30
WednesdayFrom 09:30To 17:30
ThursdayFrom 09:30To 17:30
FridayFrom 09:30To 17:30

Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Yes
Do You Have A Waiting List?
No
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Yes
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Yes
Has A Service Description?
Yes

Further Information

Provider Type
SEND
Suitable For
Downs Syndrome Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Long Term Medical Conditions Specific Learning Difficulties Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Sensory Impairment Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Specific Learning Difficulty Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Tourette's Dyslexia Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Hearing Impairment and Deafness Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises
How to Contact
Email In Person Telephone
Eligibility Criteria
Tier 2: Targeted Tier 2/3: Borderline Tier 3: Specialist
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)

Details last updated

Last Updated
18 August 2017