Autism Advice Sessions

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About this services

Hackney has an Autism Lead for Social Work within its Integrated Learning Disabilities Service for adults with autism. 

A weekly 1:1 information and advice service for anyone over the age of 16 who works or lives in Hackney, who either has a diagnosis of autism, works with, or cares for someone who does.

The service is aimed at autistic people without a learning disability.

Who can come to these sessions? 

Autism advice sessions are weekly 1:1 information and advice service for anyone over the age of 16 who works or lives in Hackney, who either has a diagnosis of autism, or works with or care for someone who has a diagnosis of autism.

Where are these sessions held? 

Sessions are held at Hackney Opportunity Hub, 139 Bowling Green Walk N1 6AL

What advice can be provided at these sessions? 

The service is aimed at people with autism without a learning disability and aims to provide: 

  • Information about local and national services
  • Advice about benefits
  • Advice about transitioning into adulthood
  • Support to understand a diagnosis
  • Information and support for family members or carers
  • • Advice and guidance for professional practice

How do I book a session? 

To book a space phone or e-mail

Phone, SMS, or WhatsApp: 07858681387

if you feel unable to attend a face-to-face meeting we can also facilitate a text/chat-based meeting, a phone call, or a virtual meeting.  

SEND Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adulthood 14-18
Young Adults 18 - 25
Parents and Carers
SEN Provision Type
  • Targeted

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kadine James
07858681387 07858681387

Where to go

Hackney Opportunity Hub,
139 Bowling Green Walk

N1 6AL

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Venue Notes

Nearest Tube Stations: Old Street,

Nearest Overground Stations: Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton,

Buses: 55, 243,  

Wheelchair accessible i.e. un-stepped access/ramp and lift

Time / Date Details

Time of day
  • Morning
Session Information
Three 1:1 sessions per week
Wednesday mornings
Please call to book or find out more

Other details

Who is eligible?

These sessions are available for:

  • Young people with autism aged 16 and older.
  • Adults with a formal diagnosis of autism, without a learning disability
  • People who work with or care for someone an autistic young person or adult aged 16 +
Referral required?


Referral Details

You do not need a referral for advice sessions but please do contact Kadine James to book a slot for 1:1 advice at a session. 


Phone 07858681387

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received do talk about it with the worker in the service. They will try to help resolve any concerns.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally. This means someone who is not the person working with you will look at what you say and see if anything needs changing. Raise a complaint using Hackney's formal complaints procedure here.

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