Family Development

Made possible from a wealth of experience gathered over four decades serving the North-east we’ve created a Family Resources website just for you.

Brought together by our Family Development team, members of our Neurodiversity think tank and from families sending us their tips and advice we’ve put together a bank of free resources to help you, as part of our valued community, to navigate the day-to-day challenges of life.

Our Autism Activists’ groups provide an opportunity for young autistic people to connect, share experiences and to learn more about themselves and each other. As well as promoting positive identity these groups offer a platform to ensure autistic voice is represented across society.


  • To provide a safe space for young people to connect with other autistic people
  • Provide an outlet to share experiences, ideas and worries
  • To develop a sense of positive self-identity
  • To develop self-confidence and self esteem

Our groups are delivered in a person-centred way taking into consideration the unique needs of the young people that attend. We use different methods to engage with young people including art,

Our sessions are one and half hours long and take place in community venues across the region

What our activists say: 

Being part of this group has changed my life and view on autism, I used to think that there was something wrong with me. Being part of this group empowers me to educate others about what being autistic means.

What our parents say:

My daughter is one of NEAS young activists. Kerrie has worked alongside, inspired and supported my daughter, she now has her own advocacy service to be proud of as well as still working with NEAS who always look to raise autistic voices and promote their experiences and idea.

Contact us for more information

Email the team.