A2ndvoice CIC Autism Online Support
We are a non for profit organisation run by parents/carers living and caring for a child or adult on the Autistic Spectrum, raising awareness and understanding from different perspectives, outreaching also to the African, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic (ACAME) and Dual Heritage Community tackling the taboos and myths around Autism.
Cultural Diversity is the key in making a difference amongst all individuals, communities, faith groups and organisations by bridging the gap between parents and professionals with support by Autistic Specialists and Autistic Adults.
Our aim is to:
To inspire, to empower, to share information and build a network in providing ongoing support pertaining to the wellbeing and lifestyle for parents & carers with children or adults on the Autistic Spectrum.
To provide information and support for siblings and peers.
Supporting girls/young women on the Spectrum who are under-represented and disadvantaged.
Pre-natal, autistic mothers and post-natal support workshop
To provide support for fathers and single fathers to share similar experiences together with male workers also.
Raising awareness within the *ACAME communities to break down cultural barriers and prejudices.
To provide a support service within the school setting, which outreach the hard to reach parents/carers who maybe in denial and/or lacking understanding of the condition.
To increase awareness by all means that our local community and businesses will lead to more personal involvement, understanding and more cultural, educational and social activities, which will create a better community and a better place for those living with Autism and other, related hidden conditions.
To provide information, resources and tailor made packages for Faith Groups and Establishments.
- Working in partnership with individuals and organisations that deal with Youth Services within the Criminal Justice System
We host a range of activities and events looking at the needs of the family. Supported by Autistic People
Please join our mailing list and be the first to find out what's happening.
*We use African, Caribbean, Asian & Minority Ethnic Communities (ACAME) to replace Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME)
Race and Autism written by Venessa Bobb - Feb 2021
SEN Magazine https://senmagazine.co.uk/sen-online/sen111/#p=36
Autism, Ethnicity and Culture: Working with Children and Families from Minority Communities - June 2019 by Dr Prithvi Perepa (Author) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autism-Ethnicity-Culture-Children-Communities/dp/1785923609
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Venessa Bobb
- Contact Position
- Founder / Director
- 07715 800 059
We will be looking at provision for autistic under 5s. More details will be shared on our website. Also check TIOW who have a range of free online sessions each day, resources and information for the entire family.
Some of our recordings during COVID19
Where to go
- Referral Details
National Autism Society, Coronavirus - Website
Here’s the latest guidance on coronavirus and useful information
Supporting children and young people with SEND as schools and colleges prepare for wider opening - Website - From the week commencing 1 June 2020 at the earliest, we will be asking primary schools to welcome back children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6, alongside priority groups (vulnerable children and critical worker children).
Working Families - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website
FAQs about coronavirus and your employment rights, and what financial support might be available.
Downloadable Guides for Parents and Carers of Disabled Children - Website
Where can you find flexible work as a carer? What transferable skills do you have as a carer that make you a great employee?
- Other notes
Inappropriate Inpatient Admission in Crisis Webinars - Prevention & Avoidance in Crisis - 0 - 25 targeting the African, Caribbean, Asian & Minority Ethnic Community (ACAME) Pre-recordings available - https://spark.adobe.com/page/GIxLucc4VAPoq/
A spectrum of opportunity: an exploratory study of social work practice with autistic young adults and their families - Dept of Health and Social Care - 25 Feb 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/social-work-and-autistic-young-people-an-exploratory-study/a-spectrum-of-opportunity-an-exploratory-study-of-social-work-practice-with-autistic-young-adults-and-their-families
National Autistic Society https://www.autism.org.uk
Scottish Autism https://www.scottishautism.org/affinity NHS England - Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP) https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/improving-health/stomp/
NHS England - Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics (STAMP) https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/improving-health/stamp/
******Special thank you to ******
The Three Guineas Trust
NHS England & NHS Improvement
NHS Wandsworth CCG
Wandsworth Council and London Community Foundation
The National Community Lottery
This is a small voluntary support group run by and for parents/carers living with and caring for a child or adult on the Autistic Spectrum,
- Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 17 Jan 2022