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Autism support

Here you can read the latest news, blog posts and views from our staff, the people we support and their families at our services across the UK. If you would like to contact the press team, please call us on 01543 484506, or email

A mark of success

Well done to South Highnam, the latest home to receive our internal quality mark for autism. To achieve the internal quality mark, services are required to deliver meaningful activities using unique tools to meet individual support needs. They must also demonstrate the achievement of outcomes,... More >

Latest autism research and news

New blood test can detect autism in children Scientists have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children... More >

Autism– finding a way to communicate

Social situations can be challenging for people with autism. Autistic people can often appear to be self-absorbed and in a world of their own, unable to communicate and interact successfully with others. They may also have difficulties communicating non-verbally, such as making eye contact, use of facial... More >