Hampshire Autistic Society – is now known as Autism Hampshire.
The Daily Echo reports that a spokesman for the charity said:
“The new name is seen as a natural evolution of the charity’s branding to better reflect a continued focus on autism and to remove the perceived exclusive nature of the term ‘society’.
“The values, commitment and focus on autism provision across the county and surrounds will remain.”
It is estimated that there are 18,000 people on the autism spectrum in Hampshire.
Autism Hampshire work with over 100 famines in offering support and services such as an adult day service and an outreach department.
Autism Hampshire also have a new development, The Bridge is which enables young adults on the autistic spectrum to access specialist autism programmes to learn life skills.
The Bridge offers both residential and non-residential placements.
Autism Hampshire state on their website:
‘Autism Hampshire is constantly looking at ways that it can both influence and develop services that reflect the needs and wishes of people with autism and those connected to them.’
Autism Hampshire website
The original article by Joe Curtis in the Daily Echo can be read here