The council is committed to raising awareness of autism.
We have produced an online learning resource that can be accessed by anyone. This is used throughout the council to give staff a basic awareness of autism.
The National Autistic Society have online guidance called 'what is autism?' that may be useful.
You can also download a leaflet which gives you information about spotting the signs of autism.
Support for people with autism
At Bracknell Forest, we have a specialised team that supports people with a primary diagnosis of autism.
This team is called the Community Team for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Who we support
Adults who have been diagnosed with ASD and their carers who are resident in the Bracknell Forest area may be eligible for support.
We will carry out an assessment of both individuals and carers wherever they have needs, regardless of whether they are expected to be eligible for support from the council.
What support we give
The support we provide covers a wide range of needs and includes:
- a carer assessment and support plan
- person-centred planning
- community integration into mainstream services
- support with the housing process
- communication skills support
- new skills development
- approaching adulthood
- independent advocacy
- signposting or referral to relevant services - for example physical health, mental health and other council departments
- social group