"To create a safe haven for autistic people and provide the best information and advice helping autistic people to be the best that they can be!"
Voices for Autism was birthed by Nadene Martin when her son Tegan was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 11 years old.
Nadene found that she did not know much about the condition, as well as not knowing anyone who she could learn from and connect with.
Nadene was unable to attend any support meetings due to working full-time, and she felt that surely she could not be the only one facing the same struggle?
That is when Nadene went on to create Voices for Autism.
What began as a monthly meet up in a local Starbucks soon moved to a permanent location and went on to host monthly coffee mornings, fun events, educational events all for families to connect with.
Voices for Autism went from a voluntary organisation to receiving full charity status in 2018. The charity continues to signpost families to services which will support their needs.
Our Services Include:
- Monthly Coffee mornings
- 1:1 Parent/carer support
- Autism Awareness Assemblies for schools
- Autism Awareness Training
- Professional Workshops for Teaching/Support Staff
- Public Speaking