This web site


This website aims to point people to sources of information and support that might help with the following:

  • Parents and carers may want to find out about the nature of the autistic spectrum.
  • They may be looking for ways to support their children or young people in coping with the challenges of life and in reaching their potential.
  • Experiences of other parents and carers may help in getting a better idea of how things work.

The menus

Hover over menu options at the top of the page to see the list of sub-menus.        Below is a guide to the menu content with a few key page icons.


The FAQ section is intended to offer introductory and quite easy reading material.


The Events section provides information about events we at GAIN put on plus some other events activities and services that may be of interest.        They are generally in the Grantham area and all are in the UK.        This services may be worth highlighting:


The Adults section is aimed primarily at adults on the autistic spectrum, their parents and carers.        Some pages may also be of wider interest, for example:

A few pages in the Families section may also be worth a look for this group.


The Families section offers a guide to the information available to parents and carers – primarily of children with autism.        Some entries are relevant to parents of adults on the spectrum.        Some pages also point to sources of guidance and help and support.        Some pages are specific to Lincolnshire, notably in Families and SEN.         Education focuses on the Grantham area.

Wider area

The Wider Area section covers support groups activities and services in Lincolnshire and touching on Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.


The Teen Scene section is an on-line magazine aimed at adolescents and teenagers.        It aims to help readers to wind down and broaden their range of interests.


This page is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with autistic children in the course of their work.

Where am I?

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