We are working to improve the lives of autistic people through our network of local groups and services, expert information, and successful campaigning.
Our goal is to connect with people, support need and prevent crisis.
Autism in Mind is 21 this year. Our service is specifically commissioned to work with autistic adults who do not have a learning disability.
We are commissioned by Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a 5-day service Monday to Friday in Sunderland. We are based in The Place in Athenaeum Street which is within Sunderland City Centre
We are also commissioned by the South Tyneside Partnership to support autistic adults in South Tyneside 2 days every week. Please note our working days in South Tyneside are Thursday and Friday. We are based in the Autism in Hub in Chichester South Shields.
We are moving forward with the aim of delivering a service that meets the needs of our autistic adults. We are aware that to do so we will need to be diverse in the delivery of our service. Therefore, we will be offering face to face support (by appointment only) and continuing to offer online appointments.
Me, Myself & Autism is being offered face to face and virtually across both services. The course is now being delivered mornings, afternoons, and evenings. If you are an autistic adult and you live in Sunderland or South Tyneside and are interested in participating in our course, please contact us for more information.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Work in co-production with autistic people
- Treat everyone with respect, and value opinions
- Recognise the importance of the health and well-being of autistic people, and have good knowledge and understanding of how to promote these with people who need support
- Promote dignity and respect by maintaining confidentiality and integrity and
- valuing an individual’s knowledge and experience and personal autonomy
- Maintain safety and safeguarding responsibilities by appropriately assessing risks
- and supporting where necessary
- Deliver flexible and personalised support and advocacy that reflects the needs of individuals within their family
- Facilitate informed choice by appropriately supporting autistic individuals through a solution-focused approach: building on strengths and personal resourcefulness
- Promote social inclusion by facilitating opportunities to meet with other autistic adults in a safe and comfortable environment either online or in person
- Facilitate confidence in people who need support to achieve and maintain independence
- Take every opportunity to campaign to change society to accept and understand autistic people