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

My Life: at work

With nearly 70% of adults with autism out of work it’s time to look at how we can break this cycle. Let’s look at My Life - At WorkRead more

My Life: healthy and whole

Getting a diagnosis of autism is rarely the first step, there’s a whole journey of health before and after. Today it’s My Life: Healthy and WholeRead more

My Life: is fun!

Who says people with autism can’t have a happy, fulfilled life, full of fun? We certainly don’t. Let’s look today at My Life – is Fun!Read more

My Life: day to day

Shopping, choosing a meal, family day trips… how do these ‘day to day’ activities affect people with autism. Join us for My Life – Day to DayRead more

My Life: out and about

Travelling is a joy for many but for children, young people and adults with autism it can be a source of anxiety. Today it’s My Life – Out and About.Read more

My Life: school/college

Getting there, staying there and finding the right place for your youngsters or adult children with autism, today it’s My Life – at School or College.Read more