The Adult Autism Service is able to offer a full range of services for Autistic Adults, including specialist Autism Diagnostic Assessment for adults who, for a variety of reasons, may not have been diagnosed as a child, and support to enable autistic adults to live the life they want.
The support we provide for autistic adults is person-centred and needs-led. Generally, this means that you decide what support you would like from us and you can access it whenever you need it. We work as a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), which makes it easier for us to work together in providing the support you need. MDT working also means that your initial needs assessment and subsequent reviews within our service involve several people at the same time.
The following is a summary of the services offered by the Adult Autism Service in NEL:
– Diagnostic Assessment
– Support with Diagnosis
– Emotional Support
– Support with Medication
– Support to Access Local Services
– Walk the Walk
– Support the Supporters
– Special Interest Groups
– Adult Autism Forums (AAF) and Autism Cafe
If you have any questions or would like any more information, feel free to contact the service using the contact details below. You can also download a copy of the leaflet from this page. You can self-refer if you are aged 18+ and registered with a GP in North East Lincolnshire.
The Adult Autism Service, Faraway and other services that support autistic people, host regular social groups and activities.
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What does the Adult ADHD service in North East Lincolnshire offer?
The Adult ADHD Service in North East Lincolnshire can be accessed via a referral from your GP or other professional.
We currently provide medication assessments with a Consultant Psychiatrist and Mental Health Practitioner (Nurse). We work closely with your GP and ask that they prescribe the medication for you. We will talk to you at your appointments about what options are available to you and help you decide which treatment may be best for you. Once started on a new treatment, we will see you regularly to make sure we get the right dose, keeping in touch with your GP to let them know of any changes. When you are stable on your medication we will review your medication regularly, at least once a year, to make sure everything is still okay and update your GP.
– Support Groups
Many people accessing our service have reported wanting support to learn coping strategies, including Mindfulness and skills to help them reduce the impact their ADHD Symptoms have on their life. Therefore we have different groups that you can access according to your needs. We will tell you more about what groups are running when you access the service.
There is currently no evidence that talking therapy can help people with ADHD, however, we do offer people the opportunity to talk through how their ADHD impacts on their life and we can support people to access mainstream mental health services for talking therapy if they need this for co-existing difficulties, such as Anxiety and Depression.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us. You can also download the leaflet on this page.
Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 5pm
Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm
We have an open referral process. Anyone (individuals, family, friends, professionals) can refer to the service by completing a referral form and returning it to the Adult Autism Service.
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