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Autistic Community of Cornwall (ACC)

The ACC has been established by Autistic people for Autistic people. We welcome diagnosed and self identifying adults.

 

We are a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) and not for profit organisation. In 2023 we were granted National Lottery funding to support our activities.

Our members are also involved in delivering training, advocacy and consultation with various services and decision makers. 

 

We have developed a mentorship and befriending scheme to arrange peer support for individuals who would like to talk directly to another Autistic person. This is often valued by people who are newly diagnosed or have recently decided to self-identify as Autistic. 

 

Discussion from Autistic people is leading what kind of support is needed to develop coping strategies for living in a non-Autistic world. We have found that spending time with, and learning from, other Autistic people is more beneficial to mental health and wellbeing than traditional therapies and medication.

If you are interested in any of the following:

 

  • Being linked to a mentor or advocate 

  • Signposting to members who can provide training designed and delivered by Autistic people

  • Signposting to members who can provide advice for strategic planning and service development 

 

 Please feel free to contact us! 

info@theautisticcommunityofcornwall.org

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