Autism Support Groups and Alert Card

BSL Support

People with Autism, their families and carers have an Autism Support Group. Meetings are organised by Newham's Co-Production Team. The group aims to support each other with the issues faced by people with Autism.

The group links into the Newham Autism Steering group, the Co-Production Forum and other Co-Production networks in Newham.

Newham's Friendship Club

Our Community Neighbourhoods teams help run Friendship Club for adults who have learning disabilities or autism. It is currently running remote activities, if you would like to join the WhatsApp group or find out more please email:

Download an easy to read guide on using WhatsApp

Newham Autism Alert Card

The Newham Autism Alert Card is an ID card for people to show it to anyone including professionals for help or support to access main stream services.

Benefits of the Autism Alert Card:

  • Helps emergency services and other organisations to recognise they are dealing with someone who has Autism
  • Helps the holder to feel safe and more confident when out and about
  • Promotes better all round management of issues and situations involving people with Autism
  • Helps raise awareness of Autism amongst professionals and the Criminal Justice System.

To order an Autism Alert card or for more information please email: or call Sandra Herman on 020 3373 9788

More information

For young people with Autism, please see our Preparing for Adulthood section for information on:

  • Support groups
  • Employment
  • Social and leisure services.

Find out about services available for children and young people with special educational needs as part of the Newham local offer.