Who we are, what we do and why we do it.
We are a registered charity started in the latter part of 2010, by Julie, who has over 30 years of experience of supporting with autistic children and adults. Julie has two sons and a husband who is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and she found a distinct lack in support services for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders especially across Norfolk, UK.
ASD Helping Hands began with two support groups for families in Norfolk, we have now grown to be the biggest charity supporting those with Autism within Norfolk. Our services include a Family support service, offering support on an individual basis to parents/carers, children and adults. Support groups provide ongoing support to those in need, as well as Residential Holidays and Activity Days. We can also provide accredited training to parents/carers and professionals.
To access our service we do not insist on a diagnosis, a certain age bracket or a specific location. We aim to be fully inclusive of all those who require our support.
ASD Helping Hands is run by a team of dedicated volunteers who give their time to support others in a similar position to what they have experienced in their lives. Everyone involved with ASD Helping Hands has a lived experience and knowledge of Autism.
We receive no statutory funding and are not funded by any governmental department, meaning we can provide you with independent and complete unbiased support.
We currently support over 1300 families across Norfolk and Suffolk and are supported by a small team of volunteers all who have a direct living experience of supporting someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.