Despite all his problems and challenging behaviour, Melanie Curtis believes that her son Jenson, 15, is one of the lucky ones, because he has access to the short breaks respite care at NEAS Newton Aycliffe. Read more
Carer, Julie McGonigal, bursts with pride as she tells us about her foster son, James Pittilla, and his new internship at the NHS after graduating from Thornhill Park School. Read more
Mum, Sharon Davison, talks to us about her son James, 19. She tells us about the transformation in James since attending Aycliffe School. Read more
Mum, Paula Rice, talks to about the progress her son Daniel has made since attending Aycliffe School. Read more
Working passionately with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families for over 35 years
We have a wide range of services across the North East of England and support families living with autism, learning difficulties and, or disabilities.
We are passionate about working in partnership with individuals, parents or carers and statutory services to deliver a holistic service.
We strive to develop a person centred service that is specifically tailored to enable our learners to achieve, to grow in confidence and to live life to the full.
The sessions are FREE and open to all children, young people and adults with special needs. Read more
Join us for a relaxed morning and meet our friendly team. We have regular guest speakers, workshops and an opportunity to have a tour of our Aycliffe site. Read more
Join team NE-AS and be part of the World's Largest Half Marathon! Read more
Host of a new YouTube channel designed to shed light on autism in girls and young people, Lily Manning, 18, has taken time out of her summer holidays to chat to us here at the North East Autism Society. Read more
Delivered as an across-the-board judgement, Braemar (children's residential) was found to be ‘outstanding’ in every way, by Oftsted inspectors last month. Read more
A SECRET garden hidden away in the grounds of our Sunderland school is now officially open Read more