Adults Supporting Adults (ASA) offer paid-for support, open to NHS entry. new
- Day Time Provision – 1 to 1 support in the community with focus on maintaining and developing independence and social skills.
- Look for Sit2Gether and Shop2Gether under Resources.
Circles of support is run by Every one, a Lincolnshire based charitable enterprise. The service will help you plan for the future. They can help you and your family to look at who is there to support you to achieve your plan. They can help you to plan how you would attend an activity for example or how you could have more opportunities to see your friends. Click page icon for more information or image for leaflet image. See also Family services updated
Brandon Trust supports people with learning disability in other parts of the country. They have developed new policy, guidance, and training around relationships, sex, and sexuality. Click icon to read about it. It might be worth a look for anyone interested in the issues.
Thera Trust provides services in the Grantham area – scroll up to Support in the community to find out about Thera. They have a page called Making friendships. They can act as facilitators for their service users.
Here is a guide to securing life-long accommodations for adult children with special needs from a blogger in the USA. If offers general guidance.
Autism sign language
An autism mum has created a Facebook blog about her stories and method, supporting her non-verbal son. Click play button for her video clip. See also our Speech and language page.
Mental wellbeing & support
While autism is about development rather than mental health, people with autism may have mental health issues too.
- Mind is a UK charity that provides advice and support for mental health issues. See: website what we do advocacy
- Shine Mental Health Support Network for Lincolnshire is a signposting service pointing people to appropriate services and support. Their website includes information and notices of local activities, events and opportunities. See: introduction website
- Samaritans offer a safe place to talk at any time, in your own way – about antyhing that is getting to you. See website.
Adults with autism often have sensory issues. They may be fussy about the clothes they wear, for example. Hear is a list of some of the suppliers of specialist clothing .
If keeping clothes clean is a challenge, perhaps this list of some of the supplier sites of specialist body suits might be helpful.
You may find some helpful material in our Speech & language page about communicating with someone with autism.
People on the autistic spectrum may sometimes get into scrapes with the law.
See our Behaviour page and look under the heading Autism and the law.