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Adult Autism Specialist Service

Organisation/Service Details

Organisation Details

Description of activity

This is specialist service which provides support and care management for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The service also supports adults with mental health difficulties and a dual diagnosis of mental health needs and ASC or ASD.

The service helps adults through 1:1 support or signposting to other services.

Assessments are undertaken and, depending on need and circumstances, the Team may be able to provide the following services:

Housing advice
Drug and alcohol support
Debt management
Psychiatry and psychological support
Family and Carer support and Carers assessments are also available.
For adults with ASC

All adults with ASC are entitled to an assessment of their needs
Early intervention and transition planning for young people with a diagnosis of ASC known to children's services as they move into adulthood
Care management for adults with ASC who meet the threshold for adult social care
All adults with a diagnosis of ASC that are eligible for adult social care will be entitled to a personal budget including the option of direct payments. This enables individually tailored support
All adults without a clear diagnosis but believed to be on the spectrum will be entitled to a sign posting service
Employment support is provided
Independent advocacy provision can be provided
All adults, including those with ASC regardless of the eligibility threshold, are entitled to information and advice
Support group provision is available in a variety of settings

Organisation Contact Details

Contact Details

Contact Name
Louise Mole -Senior Social Work Practitioner/ Autism Lead for Adults

Address and Accessibility

Address Details

Venue Name
CMHT Postcode
Address 1
Nicholson House
Address 2


Accessible building
Accessible toilets
Please describe how accessible the toilet area is for example is it a 'Changing Places' accessible toilet, does it have changing facilities, hoists etc

There is a lift and disabled toilet facilities.

Please enter any further details about your accessibility / specialist support

Is your service accessible? Premises are based in an office in Maidenhead town centre.

Inspection outcomes/quality awardsCare Quality Commission (CQC) report - Good Jan 2016 (NHS Berkshire)


Availability Details

When is the activity or service available
All Year Round
How to access the service/activity
Referral required
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)

The service is for adults 18+ with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The service also supports adults with mental health difficulties and a dual diagnosis of mental health needs and ASC or ASD.

You will need to meet the national eligibility criteria to access services -

If an adult is not eligible for a service they will signposted to other support.How are referrals/applications made to your service?Self referral:

By Parents/Family and carers
GP /Health Professional, Social Worker referral via the Common Point of Entry (CPE)
Any other professionalWhat is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?

Aim to make contact within 10 working days where possible
Average time 6-8 weeks to access services if eligible

Is there a cost for this service or activity
Please provide further details

Who provides / funds your service? NHS, Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service? Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs
If a commissioned service is required,then a financial assessment will be completed to ascertain whether contributions need to be made.


Which categories suit this organisation?

Independent Living Support Services

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For a provision to be funded by the Local Authority, a child or young person will need to meet eligibility criteria and an assessment of need will be carried out to identify if provision is required.