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Adult Autism Specialist Service

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This is specialist service which provides support and care management for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The service also supports adults with mental health difficulties and a dual diagnosis of mental health needs and ASC or ASD.

The service helps adults through 1:1 support or signposting to other services.

Assessments are undertaken and, depending on need and circumstances, the Team may be able to provide the following services:

  • Employment
  • Housing advice
  • Drug and alcohol support
  • Debt management
  • Budgeting
  • Correspondence
  • Psychiatry and psychological support
  • Family and Carer support and Carers assessments are also available.

For adults with ASC

  • All adults with ASC are entitled to an assessment of their needs
  • Early intervention and transition planning for young people with a diagnosis of ASC known to children's services as they move into adulthood
  • Care management for adults with ASC who meet the threshold for adult social care
  • All adults with a diagnosis of ASC that are eligible for adult social care will be entitled to a personal budget including the option of direct payments. This enables individually tailored support
  • All adults without a clear diagnosis but believed to be on the spectrum will be entitled to a sign posting service
  • Employment support is provided
  • Independent advocacy provision can be provided
  • All adults, including those with ASC regardless of the eligibility threshold, are entitled to information and advice
  • Support group provision is available in a variety of settings

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Louise Mole
Contact Position
Senior Social Work Practitioner/ Autism Lead for Adults
Telephone
01628 640200
E-mail
louise.mole@rbwm.gov.uk
Website
Optalis website

Where to go

Name
CMHT
Address
Nicholson House
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 1LD

When is it on?

Session Information
Opening hours: 9-5pm by appointment

Other details

Referral required?
Yes
Age Range
18+

Local Offer

Is your service accessible?
Premises are based in an office in Maidenhead town centre
There is a lift and disabled toilet facilities.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
The service is for adults 18+ with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). This is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The service also supports adults with mental health difficulties and a dual diagnosis of mental health needs and ASC or ASD.

You will need to meet the national eligibility criteria to access services.
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If an adult is not eligible for a service they will signposted to other support.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
Self referral
By Parents/Family and carers
GP /Health Professional, Social Worker referral via the Common Point of Entry (CPE)
Any other professional
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
Aim to make contact within 10 working days where possible
Average time 6-8 weeks to access services if eligible
Who provides / funds your service?
NHS, Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Yes
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs
If a commissioned service is required,then a financial assessment will be completed to ascertain whether contributions need to be made.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
Care Quality Commission (CQC) report - Good Jan 2016 (NHS Berkshire)
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adulthood
Supporting people with
  • Autism
  • Behavioural, emotional, social difficulties
Last Updated
21/11/2018

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Address: Nicholson House  Maidenhead  Berkshire

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