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Telford to launch new service for children with autism and their families

10 January 2022

Parents and carers are being invited to the launch of a new service in Telford providing information, advice and guidance to families whose children have been diagnosed with autism.

The Children’s Autism Hub, shaped by the views of parents through Parents Opening Doors (PODS), and funded by Telford and Wrekin Council and Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, will be officially launched on the 8th March.

This new service sits together with the existing Telford’s Autism Hub for adults, at Hazeldine House in Telford Centre, delivered in partnership with lead provider Telford and Wrekin CVS, Autism West Midlands and Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

It provides peer support for families, activities for children and young people and their families, training workshops and opportunities for children and young people diagnosed with autism to aspire, develop and have access to community centred support.

Debbie Gibbon (Chief Executive for Telford and Wrekin CVS) said: “We are excited to be leading this exciting new service for families across Telford. We are working in partnership with other services to ensure children diagnosed with autism receive the best support available. Our adult’s autism hub will work closely with the children’s team to ensure transition from childhood to adult service provision is smooth and consistent.”

Parents and carers of children with autism can register for the launch event taking place on Tuesday 8 March here.

To contact the Children’s Autism Hub call 01952 262062 or visit their website.

Page last updated 10 January 2022