Info for Post 16 yrs


Durham Works – is a partnership project between Durham County Council and 9 organisations working together to support young people who are not in education, employment or training. * Telephone – 0300 026 2930

Support for Parents and family members of Autistic Adults (SPAA) – A support group for parents and family members of adults on the autism spectrum, primarily in Durham and the north-east of England. They meet on the first Saturday of the month at the Marriott Royal County hotel and the first Wednesday of the month at Durham County Carers Support office in Spennymoor for themed discussions. They have a Facebook group for discussions and support in-between the meetings.

Autie mates adult autism support group – Adult autism support and friendship drop-in, they have two peer support sessions under the umbrella of Little treasures autism charity. They run once a month in Ferryhill and Gateshead.

MAIN – Durham County Council and the NHS jointly fund MAIN to support people aged 16+ who are resident in County Durham and have a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder but who do not meet social care criteria. They also provide a range of funded training courses which are available to professionals, parents and carers living/working with the above group. Telephone 0191 300 8556