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Resilience Toolkit


The way in which we work might have altered during the pandemic, but we are still delivering a full service to autistic adults in Sunderland and South Tyneside.

At Autism In Mind we are proud to be an organisation that puts 'people' front and centre in everything we do.  

We focus on individuals and strive to ensure we meet the needs of everyone we work with. 

Whether you have been recently diagnosed, are in the process or have been diagnosed for a number of years if can be helpful to have information that can be shared with family and friends to explain autism.

We have been working for over 20 years to improve the lives of autistic people through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.  Our goal is to connect people, support need and prevent crisis.

During the initial UK lockdown period Autism In Mind were commissioned by Sunderland CCG to work on a project called 'Keeping People Connected'.  The purpose of this project is to help people stay safe, healthy and not feel alone during this difficult time.

Phase 2 of Keeping People Connected has now begun and we are developing a resilience toolkit and a Covid-19 FAQs page to help make sense of the changing restrictions to our lives.  If you have any Covid-19 related questions either general or specific to your circumstances please get in touch. 

AIM are in the process of developing a resilience toolkit in order to help people develop personal strategies to cope with these unprecedented times.

Covid-19 FAQs

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live beyond recognition.  This has been an extremely difficult and worrying time for many people.  The regular changes to laws and government guidance has left many people confused and unsure about what the rules mean to them.  

Read our Covid-19 FAQs page for more information

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Our offer during the pandemic

  • 1:1 consultations and appointments via telephone and zoom.

  • If you have any queries big or small please get in touch with us, we always try to help, or we can signpost you to another service if the support that you need is out of our remit.

  • Discord discussion and chat group held every Wednesday evening: 7pm – 9pm​ - Join us on our discord server for lively chat

  • Virtual Games Night every Thursday evening: 6pm – 8pm

April is Autism Acceptance month.  We don't need a special month to mark what we do every day but it's a great opportunity to use the voices and words of the people we work with to promote such an important subject.  Here are some insightful quotes from some of our members.

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