Supporting people to gain confidence and skills

From IT to bike refurbishing our centres offer opportunities which help autistic people build self esteem.

We currently have community resource centres (known as New Directions in Ireland) in the following locations:
Edinburgh, Belfast, Co Wicklow, Co Dublin, North Wales, Cardiff, North West England and Isle of Man.

From IT to bike refurbishing, from arts and crafts to trampolining, from swimming to shopping trips, our centres offer many opportunities to help autistic people to build their self-esteem. They give personalised opportunities for young people in transition and adults with autism spectrum conditions, both within the centre itself and outside in the wider community.

For some people the emphasis will be on hobbies and leisure pursuits, for others it may include employment skills and activities. We provide personalised, flexible, support, from trained staff, ranging from a couple of hours a week up to full time support every day.

"I have noticed a great improvement in my son's confidence and social skills. Being part of a friendly and supportive group gives him a real sense of belonging and purpose.” - Parent

Another parent said her son was, "Learning practical skills which help improve his concentration and co-ordination. He's producing beautiful saleable items which has given him a real sense of pride and self-worth."

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