Events aiming to help people with autism

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A series of advice and information sessions are being held to help people suffering from autism.

A total of three sessions will be held at Tynemouth library for adults affected by autism and their families and carers.

We know that far too many people living with autism struggle to navigate the social care and health systems to access essential support.

Rose Maddick, brokerage development worker at the NAS

The sessions, run by the National Autistic Society (NAS), aim to give people the advice they need to plan and make important life choices.

The first session will be held on April 23, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Other sessions are planned in May and June.

Rose Maddick, brokerage development worker at the NAS, said: “We know that far too many people living with autism struggle to navigate the social care and health systems to access essential support.

“We have launched a brokerage project in North Tyneside to help address this problem locally, ensuring that adults with autism, their families and carers have someone to help them plan how they can meet their support needs.

“The sessions are a great opportunity to raise awareness of this service among people who are looking for help, but perhaps don’t know where to turn. With the right support, people with autism can live the life they choose.”

For more visit www.autism.org.uk/brokerage