Autism Family Support Workers
This is when one of our volunteers meets you to see where they can support you, explain our service and see what support you would like.
We provide an a welcome pack full of useful information.
Our Autism support workers can attend medical appointments with you, school appointments and social services respite appointments.
We can help you fill out paperwork or assist in making contact via telephone or email with professionals.
We can also attend your first support group in Southampton with you if you feel like you need support in that area.
We can not get your child's/young persons diagnosis. We do however go through the process with you and help advocate for you.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCESS OUR SUPPORT PLEASE GO ONTO THE REFERRAL PAGE ABOVE AND FILL IN A FORM.
Assess and resolve worker
This is a worker that you can contact or they contact you upon referral, where you need short term help. This may be with some initial advise to talk over your issues and to direct you on what to do next or a one off meeting/appointment for you,
We currently have a support group based in Injoy Activity Centre. We have our own room upstairs where we meet every other Wednesday
We also run our own SASS SEN days at Injoy where you can have a discount and attend our very own session in an Autism friendly environment. This is a chance for the children to make friends in the Autism community and Parents can meet some fellow Parents.
This session is the first Wednesday of every month 5-7pm. (you have to be on our Facebook page to be a part of this session. if you are not on facebook please email us and we can still put you down to attend.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND OUR GROUPS PLEASE LOOK ON THE EVENTS AND GROUPS PAGE ABOVE
Online Facebook Support Group
Our Facebook group is a closed group for families/carers only! with a safe space to seek advice access talks and vent. This is private and you can even make anonymous posts if you would like some advice but want to keep your identity secure.
For our closed Facebook group please search Southampton Autism Support Service closed group or follow the link below
Online Facebook information page
We have both a Facebook page and group. The difference between the two are that the Facebook page is accessible to all both professionals and Partents/carers to access our information and services in the area.
(2) Southampton Autism Support Service - SASS | Facebook
Cooking Course for children in Crisis
We have designed a course for children in crisis "school refusers" so anyone who is currently not in school due to awaiting provision or not managing their current setting. This course has been created to reduce isolation and to help build a bridge with the child and the community/education. It is also to create positive relationships with adults as well as socialising in a small group with other people with Autism. We have had amazing feedback from our attendees and parents. It is once a week on a Wednesday and it comes with a cost for ingredients please email Becky for more information on Beckybsass@gmail.com this is a parent/ carer and child course so you can cook together.
We also speak very casually open the conversation about autism and difficulties and positives whilst cooking it's very light as casual as the topics come up. like heightened taste buds ect...
Over 16's Life skills cooking Course
This is a cooking course designed to create independence, self confidence, self awareness, life skills, social skills and casual autism awareness. This course also builds up barista skills resulting in a certificate in Barista skills. The last day of the session we invite family and friends for the over 16's to show their skills and put them into practise as well as serving skills. This is all to help steps towards their future.