Autus promotes understanding, inclusion and equal opportunities for individuals within the autistic spectrum
We are an experienced and dedicated team who’s mission is to provide essential supportive services for those with autism in the South Cumbria area. As a not-for-profit organisation we work with families, youth organisations, schools and employment support agencies to run youth clubs, holiday activity sessions, training of teachers and employment support workers, workshops and seminars.
We run regular holiday activity sessions in the summer, Christmas and Easter holidays based in Barrow and Ulverston (for more information and photos, please look at the ‘Activities’ section above). We are working towards delivering more activities both within school holidays and during term time, and are always exploring ways to fundraise in order to extend our services.
We are very keen to receive feedback as to what families and individuals want and need, so please let us know your thoughts by filling in a questionnaire (available for download on the ‘Questionnaires’ section at the bottom of our page).
‘My son loves the Autus sessions. They combine everything he enjoys doing and he is happy and well cared for.
He’s always in a rush to get through the door at the start of each session!’
The team would like to extend a big thank you to the Sir John Fisher Foundation for awarding us some funding, which means we are able to continue our Monday night youth group in association with our partner Leonard Cheshire! This is a wonderful opportunity for which...
We want to thank Geoff and his team at Barrow Amateur Boxing Club for the wonderful donation of £1500! We are so grateful for the support and all donations will go to supporting people with autism and their families in the local area!
Phoebe Caldwell, an expert practitioner in Intensive Interaction, came to Barrow-in-Furness to share her insights into autism spectrum disorders. Drawing upon her own wealth of experience, the experiences of people on the spectrum and new scientific research, her...
Award winner writer and speaker
Chris Bonnello is a former Primary School Teacher with Asperger’s Syndrome, who has also worked in Special Education. He is now an award winning writer and speaker on Autism issues and author of autisticnotweird.com
Phoebe Caldwell is an expert practitioner in Intensive Interaction working mainly with children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and also has over 40 years experience as a practitioner with people whose severe learning disabilities are linked with behavioural distress.