Finding additional help for your family
Nationally, the number of autistic adults in need of full-time support far outweighs the number of residential places available. Unfortunately, the demand for places at Stroud Court is always great.
If we are unable to help you directly, know that there are some very good national and local organisations that may be able to offer you practical or emotional support.
The National Autistic Society
If a family member or someone you know is newly diagnosed with autism, the National Autistic Society can be very helpful in providing further information and local resources. Visit autism.org.uk.
AT-Autism is an international, not-for-profit network of experts who offer specialist advice, services, training and support in all aspects of autism to individuals, families and organisations. Visit atautism.org.
If you are caring for someone with autism, Carers Gloucestershire can provide education, support and even connect you with other people in your situation. Visit carersgloucestershire.org.uk or call 0300 111 9000.
Allsorts is a local charity that supports children with any disability or additional need and their families. Offering a wide range of services, Allsorts aims to build an inclusive, positive community with an emphasis on having fun and supporting each other. Visit allsortsglos.org.uk or call 07582 378422.
Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion for health and social care at local and national levels. It gives children, young people and adults and their carers and families a stronger voice in how health and social care is planned and provided. Visit healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk or call 0800 652 5193.
The Gloucestershire Branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS)
The Gloucestershire branch of the NAS offers help, support and information to parents, carers, and families locally. The branch operates independently but benefits from the backing of a national organisation and regional support staff. Visit nas-gloucestershire.com or call 0777 073 1012.