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Autism advice sessions - for and/or on behalf of young people aged 16 and over

1 Hillman Street,
E8 1DY
Telephone: 07976 740 894


Who we are: 

Hackney has a Social Worker within it's Integrated Learning Disabilities Service for adults with autism. 

Hackney's Autism Social Worker works only with adults with autism who do not also have a learning disability but who may have social care needs.

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

Sessions are held in the Hackney Service Centre (behind Hackney Town Hall), 1 Hillman Street, Hackney, London, E8 1DY 

There will be three 1:1 advice sessions per day taking place in the morning.

These will run on Wednesdays or Fridays with the new sessions starting on Friday 12 April 2019

What we do: 

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

• Information about accessing social care

• Signposting to relevant services

• Benefit advice

• Advice about transitioning into adulthood

• Information and support for family members or carers

• Advice and guidance for professional practise

How do I book onto a session? 

To book a space phone or e-mail James Sharpe - Hackney's social worker for autistic adults using the contact details above and below. 

Autism advice sessions flyer

Record Last Updated on: 10/04/2019

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Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Three 1:1 sessions per week
Alternate Wednesday and Friday mornings
Please call to book or find out more

Other Details

Who is eligible?

There will be three 1:1 advice sessions per day taking place in the morning.

These will run on Wednesdays or Fridays with the new sessions start on Friday 12 April 2019

Avialble 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 James Sharpe - Hackney's Autism Social Worker to book a slot for 1:1 advice at a session. 


Phone: 07976 740 894

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure; click here for more information.

How to Get Here

Meetings can be arranged to take place at home if required.

Buses: 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236, 242, 253, 276, 277, D6

Train: London Fields, Hackney Central, Hackney Downs

Limited disabled parking available.

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