Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It is a condition with a wide ranging degree of severity. Some people with autism are able to live fully independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and require a range of lifetime specialist support.
People with autism may also be over or under-sensitive to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. There are more than 700,000 people with autism in the UK.
Everyone with the condition shares a difficulty in making sense of the world.
Croydon Autism service
The autism service is part of a range of services delivered within Croydon’s adult day operations services.
The autism service offers a range of tailored support options and solutions for adults of varying ages on the autism spectrum, their families and the wider community.
Support from the experienced staff team is developed with an understanding of the challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum and the team will work to develop strategies with those they support that will increase confidence and independence and other identified outcomes.
The service has close links with other support networks such as Gateway employment support services, outreach support and the autism family support group. Autism awareness training is also offered by an experienced staff member and a young man with autism in a unique personal half day session.
Croydon autism service is based at The Cherry Hub, 171 St James's Road, Croydon CR0 2BY.
For more detail on the support options available, contact: Paul Wallingford or Maria Esteban.
Croydon Adult Learning Disability Day Operations Support Services
Croydon Day Operations offers day and evening opportunities for adults with learning disabilities who have a variety of support needs. To find out more about this service and how you can access it see our download below.
Other support and useful links
The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Visit their site for details about their Croydon branch.
- Autism - useful links [509.7KB]
- Croydon Council Adult Learning Disability Day Operations Support Services [459.7KB]