ASD Helping Hands

ASD Helping Hands

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  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Young people

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“ASD Helping Hands will support all service users affected by an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) regardless of age or what stage of life they are at. We aim to offer guidance, practical advice and support whether you are personally affected or you are an associated family member, carer, friend or professional. We will actively champion the rights of all people affected by an ASD and aim to make a positive difference in their lives while delivering a service that is accessible, reliable and trustworthy.”


We offer a variety of services for our beneficiaries to access:

The Autism Information and Advice Service

Our Autism Advisors can offer bespoke advice and guidance based on your family's needs. This could range from Benefit advice, Educational issues to support and advice around behavioural issues.

We will offer advice and information to those of any age, of any geographical location, at any stage of the diagnosis process and we also support across the Spectrum, this includes those with ADHD, PDA and co-morbidity conditions such as depression and anxiety.​

e offer information and advice on:

  • SEN Support and Educational Health and Care Plans
  •  The Autism Diagnosis Pathway for Norfolk both Children and Adult
  • The Welfare system and guidance on how to complete and apply for disability benefits, as well as information on appealing decisions
  • Challenging behaviours relating to an Autism Spectrum Disorder or associated condition.
  •  Housing issues which impact the individual with Autism and their family
  • Short break applications and young carers groups.
  • Adult Social Care and Personal Budgets
  • Suitable Training Courses and Events

We will also signpost you to other services if their support would be more appropriate.

Social and Support Groups

We have groups for families, young people and Adults.

Our groups are open to those with or suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families/carers.


Offering a wide range of training courses open to both Parents and Professionals. These are held either virtually, in person or via our e-learning platform. We believe that knowledge is the key to supporting those with Autism effectively.

Activity Days and Residentials

From days out to week-long breaks, we hold events throughout the year for Families and Young People.


We are able to carry out Sensory Profiles, School refusal and the PDA Screening questionnaires.


A wide range of downloadable resources on a variety of Autism related topics.

The Norfolk Autism partnership and the Learning Disability Partnership

Groups of those with lived experience, their parents/carers and professionals who work together to make Norfolk a more friendly and accepting place to live, work and play for those with Autism and/or Learning Disabilities.


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