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Newark & Sherwood Autism Support Group

Autism East Midlands

About Autism East Midlands

As a leading autism charity we exist to ensure autistic people can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.

Autism East Midlands was started on the initiative of a group of parents in 1968. Today we are still led by the parents and friends of autistic people. Autism is a complex, life-long disability which affects the development of communication, social and life skills.


We provide help and support to families and individuals affected by autism from across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, surrounding counties and beyond.

Our Vision

A world which recognises, understands and values autistic people, and where they and their families receive the services and support they need throughout their lives.

Our Mission

To advocate, provide and develop high-quality services, information, and support, in partnership with others, for all those whose lives are affected by autism.

To recognise and respond to the needs of the individual, enabling autistic people to live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.

Our well trained and passionate staff offer a wide range of services to help individuals to live their lives the way they want.

Our Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Our services include:

  • support and information for families and individuals
  • a specialist day school, Sutherland House School
  • play and leisure activities for children and young people
  • adult residential homes
  • outreach services
  • support for independent living
  • day services
  • training for parents, carers and professionals
  • a diagnostic and assessment centre