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Adults with autism, their families, and health and social care services within Plymouth will now have access to a new specialist support service.

The Plymouth Autism Spectrum Service (P.A.S.S), run by Livewell Southwest and Plymouth City Council, will offer advice for adults with autism and their families, and a consultation service for professionals working with adults with autism.

The Advice Service is for adults with autism and their families to discuss their challenges as well as their abilities and strengths.

P.A.S.S. Advice Service is for those aged 18 or over, registered with a Plymouth GP, and have a diagnosis of autism but do not meet criteria to access support from the learning disability service. Adults with autism can self-refer to the Advice Service and be referred by anyone with consent.

You can download the referral form from the P.A.S.S. Livewell website.

This is one of a few services across the country dedicated to delivering post-diagnostic autism support. This service has been set up to help people with autism and their families get the most out of their lives and their communities.

The other service offered by the team is the Specialist Autism Training and Consultation Service, which is dedicated to supporting practitioners within adult Livewell Southwest services and relevant adult Plymouth City Council services to develop their understanding of autism, to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The Advice Service will include

  • 1:1 signposting and advice for adults with autism and their families
  • Navigating Autism Group
  • Workshops
  • Support with accessing services
  • Drop-in social space
  • Mindfulness practice group
  • Co-working with community organisations

To access the Advice Service you must be:

  • aged 18 or over
  • formally diagnosed with autism
  • registered with a Plymouth GP

Teams and practitioners can access the Specialist Training and Consultation Service by emailing or phoning 01752 434033.

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