Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Community Adult Asperger Service (CAAS)

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Our Community Adult Asperger Service (CAAS) offers a wide range of services to people with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition (Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism).

We work with people over the age of 18 who don't have a learning disability, providing a range of person-centred care and support. This can include:

  • diagnostic assessment, including second opinions
  • group work including post diagnostic, coping skills and sensory groups
  • specialist psychological or occupational therapy assessments and interventions
  • advice and signposting to other relevant agencies, services and groups
  • advice on arranging an assessment of your social care needs, where appropriate
  • support to professionals in other teams and agencies to improve their understanding of the condition.

Our experienced team includes clinical psychologists, a consultant psychiatrist, occupational therapists, a specialist nurse therapist, assistant psychologists and team assistants.

If you, or a loved one, need to access this service, please contact your GP. If you, or your loved one, are already under the care of a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), a diagnosis will be made by a doctor in that team. However, a second opinion may be sought through the CAAS by the relevant CMHT.

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Venue/Contact Details
Various Locations across Dorset
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Directions
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location
Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Opening Times: , Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm. ;Bank Holidays and week-ends closed.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
Availability
  • All Year Round
Costs:
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Special dietary provision
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Description:

We work with people over the age of 18 who don't have a learning disability, providing a range of person-centred care and support. This can include:

  • diagnostic assessment, including second opinions
  • group work including post diagnostic, coping skills and sensory groups
  • specialist psychological or occupational therapy assessments and interventions
  • advice and signposting to other relevant agencies, services and groups
  • advice on arranging an assessment of your social care needs, where appropriate
  • support to professionals in other teams and agencies to improve their understanding of the condition.