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Include 'In' Autism

Include 'In' Autism consists of an experienced, knowledgeable, dedicated and passionate team who provides support to families & individuals who live with autism and associated conditions which includes learning disabilities, ADHD, challenging behaviour, anxiety, OCD, SPD, PDD, PDA, tourettes, complex needs, communication disorder and other additional needs associated with the disorder/condition

They offer support in educational settings with IEP's EHCP's CIN & TAF meetings, they also support in access to work environments as well as advocating for individuals with autism through the assessment process both pre and post diagnosis. Include 'in' Autism provide transitional support to those moving though children's to adults services.  They provide a robust transitional plan with an action plan that has a positive outcome for the individual. They also provide individual positive proactive support to each individual who requires additional support for their behaviour management.

Include 'In' Autism is a crisis prevention service and provides a 'Crisis Plan' for those that may require additional support. They provide a 'wraparound' service to those that may struggle with anxiety, mental health or other complex needs to help people with autism work towards independence. They provide families with the resources, techniques and interventions necessary to help people reach their desired independence goals by working together.

Include 'in' Autism provides a 'Safe space' for those requiring intensive support in order to prevent any crisis moments. They do this by providing a calm, informal and relaxed environment in order to get the best out of the person to increase trust and confidence with them. Through this environment it will also increase learning skills for the person who requires additional support and by providing educational, therapeutic and recreational activities for people in the North East of England and beyond.

Empowering parents, carers, advocates and the people themselves by exchanging ideas, sharing experiences and knowledge whilst promoting inclusion, awareness and above all 'Acceptance'

They improve the quality of lives through inclusion and lessening any feeling of social isolation. They always have the people at the heart of the service by operating with integrity, and strive for the highest quality of support through delivering a fair, respectful, transparent and honest culture.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Marie Jevon
Contact Position
07415 861 787

Where to go

Include 'In' Autism
Plains Farm Youth Centre
Tudor Grove

One level building with plenty of space for everyone. The building is what used to be the Downhill primary school. You can find us through the second set of gates.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Monday - Saturday 9.00am-9.00pm
Time of day
Session Information
Sensational Saturdays
Fantastic Fridays

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£3.00-£5.00 Per Session - am or pm

Local Offer


What we provide at present as asked by parents and people who use our services;

  • We are primarily an early intervention/crisis prevention service
  • Provide workshops, these workshops are co-facilitated with our ambassador who has an ASD
  • We support in education with EHCP applications, Complaints, Transitional reviews, communication passports and hospital passports
  • Support to the people on the full autistic spectrum not just to those who are highly functioning
  • Early intervention support and guidance
  • Crisis prevention/ crisis planning
  • Provide activities based on individual sensory needs
  • Provide positive behaviour support plans following 1:1 discussions with the person and their caregivers, this links in with school where everyone works to the same strategies to reduce heightened anxieties
  • Guidance and advice on various subjects including EHCP and benefits advice, support in tribunals
  • Behaviour support & Strategies and action planning following input from OT’s who have provided a sensory diet
  • Referral systems are currently underway with Youth offending services, together for children and grace house
  • We offer telephone, Skype and 1:1 consultations should the parent feel unable to control the present situation and offer advice on coping strategies or advise who to ring should the situation be dangerous
  • We provide personal assistants to those that have a direct payment in place and also allocate support workers to be a key person supporting the individual and their family and creating and implementing a person Centered proactive plan for the person who we will be supporting
  • Offer accredited training to parents and caregivers
  • Provide emotional support either on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting to parents/ carers alike by creating a sense of trust and emotional safety
  • Provide a ‘safe space’ for those who feel overwhelmed by their current environment.
Contact Name
Marie Jevon
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
Include 'In' Autism
Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
5-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transition into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
SEN Provision Type
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