Welcome to the Furness Branch of the National Autistic Society

Until everyone understands.

Supporting the families of children and young people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. 

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Useful Links


IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. 

We are the charity for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges.

Cumbria Autism Family Support Project

Autism Family Support Workers are available in Furness & South Lakes. Family Support Workers will work with families of children under the age of 18 who have a diagnosis of autism and the aims of the service are: to support families to get the best out of existing services and identify gaps in provision to inform future service developments and to provide support, information and advice relating to: understanding autism, support groups and drop-ins, childcare and short break options, play and leisure services and activities, benefits and access to financial support, sibling support, Advocacy and support in meetings.

Furness/Millom - Nicola Brockbank: Tel 07909 231 866 or email Nicola.Brockbank@carlislemencap.co.uk

South Lakes/Ulverston - Shirley Gilpin: Tel 07795 346 632 or email shirley-gilpin@sky.com



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