Somerset Autism Spectrum Service (adults)Communication and interaction, Health and wellbeing, Information, advice and guidance, Life skills, Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
We are a specialist multidisciplinary NHS team comprising of Psychology, Nursing and Occupational Therapy.
We make an initial assessment to establish each person’s needs.
We are primarily an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic service, however we do offer the following post diagnostic support:
- We have a monthly online drop-in service which takes place on the first Wednesday of the month between 1pm-2.30pm (except in July and August) via Microsoft Teams. This is an opportunity to meet informally with other autistic adults to share ideas and experiences, with an agreed topic for discussion each month.
- The Tree of Life Group. This is an opportunity for people with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to meet with others to share their stories and talk about their strengths, abilities, and values. The Tree of Life Group has been found to be a very positive approach that has been used in different countries across the world. The Tree of Life uses the idea of a tree to represent a person’s life and helps them to think and talk about different parts of their lives and how they connect, in a hopeful and positive way. In the group, people draw their own trees and write words to help describe each part of their life.
- A resource and information pack. This pack outlines a range of resources and support services that may be available to you. Your family and the people that support you may also find this useful.
We are only able to accept referrals made by a GP or a Health Professional.
Type of provision
Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families
|Telephone||01278 720266 (often on answer machine but we will respond as soon as we can)|
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Accessibility and adjustments
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