Autism Initiatives in Wales
Autism Initiatives is looking to develop services all over Wales, with the focus very much on People and Partnerships. We look forward to working with all stakeholders regarding services and training initiatives.
Services in Wales
Our valuable partnership with Autism Cymru - Wales’ national charity for Autism spectrum condition - is integral to the development of services. Autism Cymru’s primary task is to influence policy and practice on behalf of the autism community throughout Wales. They have worked closely with the Welsh Assembly to present a concept to ministers that culminated in the all-Wales Strategy for ASD - a strategy supported by Autism Initiatives.
Autism Initiatives also supported Autism Cymru and Autism Speaks’ successful efforts to establish the Cardiff University Chair in Autism Research, as well as the development of a Wales Autism Research Centre.
Regulations and Standards ask for autism services to be person centred, and we can display our commitment to this approach through our policies, procedures, assessments and training. Our infrastructure can support service development, and we have a sizable staff team that we can deploy in times of crisis or to support other new developments.
Our proposals for the future are to develop more partnerships in order to provide supported living projects, respite and short break services for people with autism throughout Wales. There is currently a shortage of support in Wales, and by developing partnerships with housing associations, Local Authorities and other trusts, we hope to provide quality housing solutions.
C-SAW’s merger with ourselves serves to underpin existing and develop new services to people with autism in Wales which include…...
C-SAW runs a successful holiday club during school holiday’s for children aged 8-16 who have a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition and is the only provision of its kind in North Wales. It is in high demand and we are currently limited to the days we can offer parents. The children who attend enjoy a range of structured, fun activities throughout the day.
Young Persons Social Group for ages 16 to 25
Our Young Persons social group is for people between the ages of 16-25 who have an ASC. The group meets three times a month and takes part in a variety of activities.
25 Plus Social Group Denbighshire
A 25 plus Social Group for people aged 25 and over with an Autistic Spectrum Condition has been funded through the DCC Autism Strategy money.
We offer a counselling service for parents and carers of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions. This service is provided free of charge. Various venues are used at present.
Coffee Mornings provide an opportunity for parents of children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition to meet quarterly for coffee and a chat and a chance to meet with people and share ideas.
ASC Outreach Service
In liaison with relevant local authority personnel this service aims to improve direct service provision for families and service users, to enable the development of more autism friendly and autism specific services.
Young Persons Service
Our Young Persons Service offers help with transition issues that may arise between childhood and becoming an adult. The service offers information, advice & signposting on transition issues to parents, carers and professionals.
We run a series of trampoline sessions, for children with an ASC. This service is held every Saturday in Prestatyn Leisure centre.
For more information about these services contact the C-SAW office on:
Tel: 01745 817200
If you would like to know more about Autism Initiatives Wales, please contact:
Tel: 01970 626264