Western Adult Autism Advice Service

Who is this service for?

This service is for adults and young people aged 16+ who have or may have an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC). The service will also aim to aid those who support an individual with Autism and who reside in the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) Area.

The Western Adult Autism Advice Service
The WAAAS is an advice service that is made up of a small multi-agency team providing advice and guidance to adults and young people who may have an Autism Spectrum Condition and those who suppor them.

The key aims are:

  1. To provide a safe and friendly place to speak to someone who understands autism.

  2. To provide individuals with on the day information and sign posting that they may require to access a range of appropriate services.

  3. To provide information, advice and assistance on a range of services to those who may care for an individual with an ASC.

One to one sessions

These sessions provide opportunities to speak with professionals trained in Autism who can provide advice and guidance in a number of areas including:

  • Information on Autism

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Education, Employment and Learning

  • Careers Advice

  • Social Security Benefits

  • Accessing Local Community Groups or Activities

  • Housing

  • Support for Carers

When you attend the WAAAS you will be able to speak individually to a professional who will have knowledge of Autism and will be able to provide advice on services such as those mentioned above.

There will be a relaxed atmosphere and you may wish to speak to someone in separate room to allow you to speak confidentially to an advisor.

Should you need to speak to another service not available on the day we will help facilitate such a meeting for you.

This is an open and walk-in service, you do not need to make an appointment. Just call in and someone will be able to speak to you.

For further information or enquiries please contact:

Right 4 U Project Officer
The Cedar Foundation
Unit 2 Bridge House, Omagh Road
Dromore, Co.Tyrone
BT78 3AH

Tel: (028) 82897772