Autism Ambassador Scheme partnership finalist in national autism award

We are delighted to announce that our Autism Ambassador Scheme, in which HAV is a leading partner, was one of three projects shortlisted for the National Autistic Society's prestigious Autism Professionals Awards, in the ‘Most Creative Community Project’ category.

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Hampshire Mental Health Charter for people on the autism spectrum 

After publishing our Autism and Mental Health consultation film and report, in conjunction with NAS South Hampshire Branch, we worked within the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board to address the consultation's recommendations.As a result, the Hampshire Mental Health Charter for people on the autism spectrum was launched on 20 February 2020. Click here for more information.

Information and Advice Survey Report now published

In June and July this year, we carried out a survey about how people with autism and their parents, carers or people who work with them find and use information and advice services in Hampshire. This forms part of the Hampshire Wellbeing Advice Service Project, in conjunction with Community First and Age Concern, and funded by Hampshire County Council. A total of 111 valid responses were received.

We asked how effective they thought these services were and asked them to provide specific examples of information and advice that they had received. The survey also asked recipients to evaluate the Local Autism Directory. Feedback from that section of the report has already been forwarded to Autism Hampshire so that they can make improvements as suggested from our recommendations.

Download the Information and Advice Report

Autism and Mental Health consultation report now published

In October and November 2016, the South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society carried out a consultation about the way in which mental health affects children and adults with autism, and accessing services in Hampshire in the last 3 years. The consultation was funded and supported by Healthwatch Hampshire. The project was aimed at children, young people and adults with autism, their families/carers and professionals who work with them.

The branch worked in partnership with Hampshire Autism Voice and Autism Hampshire was commissioned to facilitate focus groups and one-to-one interviews. The consultation consisted of an online survey, two focus groups for parents and carers and seven 1:1 telephone interviews conducted with 6 adults with autism plus a parent of an adult who have accessed mental health services in Hampshire.

Once the online survey had closed, the initial results were discussed in a focus group with professionals consisting of Mental Health professionals, Hampshire County Council and Healthwatch Hampshire representatives.

There will also be a film made about the results, using footage from the focus groups and some interviews with participants, which will be available soon. This report will be distributed to Healthwatch Hampshire, and then to HAPB, the Department of Health Autism Lead, and any other useful channels.

View the Autism and Mental Health consultation report and film here

Educational Provision survey

This report analyses the results of the online survey that we created in June 2016. We have a very good response with over 200 responses received. To download the report, click here.

Autism Support Service for adults

We did not receive enough responses to compile a conclusive report from this online survey, therefore this is an outline and general summary of the responses we did receive. The survey was in two parts, part 1 was about the need for an autism support service for adults, and part 2 was about the Autism Support Service run by Autism Hampshire’s Community Access Team. To download the report, click here.

The results will be fed back to the Hampshire Autism Partnership Board.

Reports of previous surveys

Reports of our previous surveys are available on the HAV Network - Survey page.

Can you assist us?

We are looking for the following groups of people below to participate in occasional surveys in order to gain your views on various aspects of how Autism is supported. This will be fed back anonymously to the HAPB.

Email is preferred but a postal option can be set up.

  • People with Autism
  • Families of people with Autism
  • Support Workers
  • Organisations that work with people with Autism    

With your help we can make sure that your views are represented and supported in the Hampshire Autism Strategies.

The database for contacts is continuing to be compiled. If you would like to take part in the surveys please email us at indicating which groups you represent.


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