A brief round up of some of the activity going on through our Advocacy Services team.
The Autism Alert Card has now been issued to over 500 people! Many people say that just carrying the card with them makes them feel less anxious and more confident to get out and about.
In the period July to September, the team dealt with 491 enquiries. This is a 28.5% increase on the same time last year. Autism advice such as strategies for home, school and adult life is a major part of our service. We also help people to identify groups, (online or face to face), training, resources and services. Sometimes, it is just about being there as a listening ear.
The service continues to raise awareness and understanding of autism. Recently sessions have been delivered to Dorset Police (Custody staff), Moors Valley (Rangers), Christ the King School Assembly, and Dorset County Hospital staff.
Two of our popular courses are in progress and two more will begin in January 2018. There are still a few places left on our Dorchester course.
The Bournemouth and Dorchester Drop In groups for adults continue to be well attended. Recent sessions have included talks from Dorset Police (Cyber Crime) and Dorset Mental Health Forum and activities looking at relationships, being in a group, Lego therapy…. oh and plenty of fun!
For further information about all of these services, please call 01305 213135 or email [email protected]