Registered Charity Number  1179383

 

We are a group of parents and carers of children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum or with other social communication difficulties.

If you are a parent/carer of someone with the above, whether you have received a diagnosis or not, you are very welcome to join our group.  

We are a very friendly, supportive group and hold regular meet ups for our members (details on our home page).  We also arrange social events throughout the year for our members including annual meal, visit to Autism's got Talent, Karaoke evening, plus other events and training.   We have a closed Facebook page where members can ask questions, share experiences, receive support from other members and be notified of relevant events and services.   If you are a parent/carer but don't have a facebook account we can keep you informed of relevant events and services via our mailing list. 

Details to join or contactour group can be found on the Contact Us page.

Autism Support Crawley was formed in October 2007 by Cathy Seiderer.  In 2012 a committee was formed to run the group which is currently chaired by Maria Cook.  The group has grown over the years and now has over 1,100 members.  

In 2013 Anna Kennedy OBE was so impressed with our group that she offered to become our Patron.  In 2015 we were very pleased to welcome Austin Hughes as our second Patron.  In 2017 we were very pleased to welcome Rosie King as our third patron.

In 2016 we were very proud to win the best support group category of Crawley Borough Councils first community awards.

We are also very proud to be involved in helping spread Autism awareness by helping advise doctors surgeries and other organisations on how to make their services more autism friendly

We have a small library of relevant fiction, non fiction and information books available to borrow at our group meetings at Broadfield.

We can provide our members with radar keys so they can access the disabled toilets.

Photo taken at Crawley Borough Council Community wards 2016

Quotes about ASC from some of our members