What we do

We help remove barriers to support individuals with autism and learning difficulties into employment. This new service has been designed to support both the individual, and also the employer.Read more

Pathways Innovation Project

This programme supports adults aged 25+ from Sunderland to find work, training or volunteering opportunities.Read more

Short Breaks have made a world of difference

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

Now ready to move on to an internship

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

I can’t believe the change in my son in just three years!

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

School makes Daniel a much happier person

Mum, Paula Rice, talks to about the progress her son Daniel has made since attending Aycliffe School.Read more

'Unlock Your Potential' programme

This is a 12-week programme to support individuals with autism and learning difficulties, aged 16-24, into employment.Read more

"I'm passionate about helping others"

From a background in community engagement for SureStart, 31-year-old Jonny Martin hadn’t supported people with autism before. But after five years with the North East Autism Society he says the rewards far outweigh the challenges.Read more

"I really feel part of something"

Rewal Jagpal, aged 63, from Newcastle began working for the Society in 2004 within our residential care services, first with children and now in an adult home.Read more

"I’ve helped someone have a better life"

Originally from Zimbabwe, 40-year-old Tawa Zengeni tells us about how he started his career at NE-AS as a Care Support Worker and now manages a residential home.Read more


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