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Cumbria Autism Family Support Project - provided by Carlisle Mencap, funded by Cumbria County Council

The Cumbria Autism Family Support Project provide advice and support to families with Autistic children aged up to 18 throughout the county

  • Do you have a child on the autism spectrum?
  • Are you looking for advice, information or support?
  • Are you struggling to access services?
  • Would you like to talk about your child's condition?

Getting support for a child on the autism spectrum and their family is often far from straightforward.  This is because not all people on the autism spectrum fit the traditional idea of disability. As many parents know this causes frustration. The Cumbria Autism Family Support Project aims to support families to get the best out of existing services and identify gaps in provision to inform future service developments.

The Family Support Workers will provide information respond to telephone or email enquiries, and when necessary will visit parent/carers of children and young people with autism at home or in a mutually convenient location.

The project covers 5 district council areas within Cumbria. These are Carlisle, Eden, Allerdale, Copeland and Furness. The Family Support Workers will work with families of children under the age of 18 who have a diagnosis of autism.

You can refer yourself to the service by contacting one of the family support workers listed below or by contacting Carlisle Mencap. 

The family support workers only work part time and cover different areas:

For more details download our leaflet on the right-hand side or contact us via our contact details below:

Who to contact

01228 674 393
Last updated: 16/04/2022
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