Services for Adults

CAAS has a range of services designed to support ADHD / autistic adults.

For all enquiries, or to book places on any of the below, please email adults or call 020 4568 4629.

If you are not sure which boroughs are in North-West London (NWL), click here.

To find out more about what to expect from an appointment with our Specialist Advisors, please click here.

We want to be as welcoming as possible, and will make accommodations to enable you to access our services. Please click on this document to see some of the reasonable adjustments we can make to support you, and do let us know by emailing or calling us if there is anything else we can do to make our services accessible for you.

Support

For:      ADHD/autistic residents of North-West London
When:  1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
What:   A twice-monthly social drop-in to come and meet the team, enjoy a tea or coffee and biscuits, and socialise with other autistic and ADHD adults that live in NWL in a quiet setting. No registration necessary; free crafts available for anyone who would like to join in.

For:     Parents, partners & supporters of ADHD/autistic people in North-West London.
When:  1st Monday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm (excl Bank Holidays)
What:  These online drop-in sessions are a great introduction to our services, where you can meet the Adult Support Team and find out about the support we can provide for you and your family. They offer the opportunity to meet other parents and partners in a similar situation. There will be opportunities to have a private chat with staff during the session.

For:     Autistic residents of North-West London, and ADHD residents of Harrow.
When:  By appointment.
What:  A service designed to offer support with practical issues, such as assistance making phone calls, filling in forms and applying for benefits, understanding letters or forms and responding to them, creating a CV or plan of action, and finding out what other services and organisations may be able to help you.

For:     Members of CAAS.
When:  Access during drop-in sessions or by arrangement.
What:  Our well-stocked library has books on all aspects of ADHD, autism and other related conditions. Our books are updated on a regular basis. We also stock books that support parenting as well as literature on siblings and family dynamics. Books are also available to help children or adults with a diagnosis of ADHD or autism to understand their condition.
Cost:    £5 deposit. Two books may be borrowed at any one time.

Workshops

To enquire about joining any of our workshops, please fill in this form.

For:     Autistic residents of North-West London.
When:  Runs on 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 11am-1pm
What:   Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help with extra living costs if you are autistic. We have created a video that breaks down the questions in the PIP form and explain how to go about answering them, what evidence to use, which medical professionals can write evidence for you, how to format your responses so you get all the information needed in your response.

For:     Parents, partners and supporters of Autistic adults residing in NW London.
When:  Dates TBC
What:   This half-day workshop aims to provide insights into autism, and increase understanding of communication and sensory differences.  Particularly useful for supporters of late diagnosed adults.

For:     Undiagnosed autistic residents of North-West London.
When:  2nd Tuesday of the month, daytime
What:   A social space for adults waiting for their diagnostic appointment. The aim of this group is to learn more about what being autistic means to you and to meet other neurodivergent people.

Social Groups

for residents of North-West London

To enquire about joining any of our groups, please fill in this form.

For:      Female, diagnosed or undiagnosed autistic residents of North-West London.
When:  1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm and 3rd Monday of the month, time TBC – you can only attend one group per month
What:   The aim of Women’s Forum is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for women to share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas. You may participate actively or passively: you can involve yourself in group discussion or simply listen to what other women have to say. One topic is selected for discussion each month and advance notice of can be provided to those who wish to know.

For:      Autistic residents of North-West London.
When:   Last Friday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm
What:   For gamers, by gamers. We meet once a month to play video games together. We provide access to a Switch and PS5, and you are welcome to bring your own handheld devices. Show us your Smash skills, discover new games, or just come along to game in a space of like-minded people.

For:      Autistic residents of North-West London.
When:   4th Thursday of the month, evenings
What: An in-person group for autistic adults to share their interests and passions with others. You can come along to watch and learn or be a speaker to info-dump in a safe space! Audience spots available for supporters.

Social Groups

for residents of Harrow and Hillingdon

To enquire about joining any of our groups, please fill in this form.

For:     Autistic residents of Harrow and Hillingdon.
When:  Every 4-6 weeks on a Wednesday.
What:   In the book group, we discuss a book chosen by one of the group. The resulting conversations are wide-ranging and stimulating. Books are provided at cost or can be download or audio if you prefer.

For:     Autistic residents of Harrow and Hillingdon.
When:  Every 4-6 weeks on a Wednesday.
What:   Creative writing is a safe space to explore writing in a non-judgmental and supportive setting. For some members it is the first time they have tried putting down ideas in prose or poetry; others have enjoyed creative writing for a long time.

For:      Autistic residents of Harrow and Hillingdon.
When:  3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm
What:   This group creates a space where individuals can discuss any issues in their lives, their worries and anxieties in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Discussions will be based on issues that impact daily life, as well as celebrating the successes. From September, we will go back to alternative months being a social event out in the community.

For:      ADHD residents of Harrow and Hillingdon.
When:   2nd Monday of the month, 7:00-9:00 pm; 4th Tuesday of the month, 3:00-5:00 pm.
What:   The adult ADHD group provides a safe and non-judgemental environment for adults to come and explore what it means to have a diagnosis of ADHD, and to get help and support with issues arising in their everyday lives.

Courses

To enquire about joining any of our courses, please fill in this form.

For:     Diagnosed autistic residents of North-West London.
When:  Four times a year, for six weeks at a time.
What:   A group for Autistic adults to learn more about their diagnosis, understand what it means to you, and meet other autistic people. Challenge myths and perceptions and learn about empowerment through language and knowledge, sensory differences and reasonable adjustments, and autistic strengths. Sessions will explain what the latest research tells us about autism, what autistic people say about autism, what is out there to support you if needed, but most of all, the benefit of meeting other autistic people to learn and understand together what autism is for you.

For:     Diagnosed ADHD residents of Harrow and Hillingdon.
When:  Once a year, for six weeks at a time.
What:   A course for anyone who has been recently diagnosed or wanting to find out more about their ADHD. The course provides a safe space for adults to share their experiences, learn from each other and explore ways to work through some of the challenges they face. The course will also focus on celebrating strengths and shared strategies to support their diagnosis. The course will cover topics such as in depth understanding of the condition, executive functioning, supporting focus and organisation, relationships, sensory issues, emotional regulation, relationships and self-care.

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