Autism Plus has a range of social enterprises offering work experience opportunities to individuals on the Autistic spectrum or with other complex needs.
Autism Plus was founded in the 1980's by a group of parents whose children were diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. After reaching school leaving age they found there was no service to support their children through adulthood.
Coming together, they worked tirelessly to establish a provision that met the needs of their children. The group were able to secure the use of a Victorian house, in the market town of Thorne, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire to provide residential support. Today, Thorne House continues to be one of the main operating sites.
Over the quarter of a century that the charity has operated it has achieved a great deal. It now provides support across the North of England, supporting individuals who have autism, learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses.
To find out more about Autism Plus, its services and how you can access support, please go to the website www.autismplus.org.