What we do

Our help is varied and far reaching. We provide three main areas of support:


Portfield School

Portfield School, a non-maintained special school based in Christchurch, Dorset, was founded in 1971 by parents of children with autism. Managed by Autism Wessex, the school supports children and young people with autism and associated difficulties aged 3-19.


Advocacy & Advice Services

We offer free information and advice on a range of autism related topics to help people with autism, families and professionals to access services and plan for the future. Advice and information is available on diagnosis, education, behaviour, employment, benefits and support services.

The service also includes drop-in groups, benefits workshops and autism training programmes.


Community Support & Residential Services

Our Community Support and Residential Services offer a range of personalised social care services for people with autism and associated difficulties.


Our services are available to anyone who needs it - people with autism and associated difficulties, families and professionals. Anyone affected by autism can rely on us for support.

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