We are delighted to announce that we are the Regional Hub for the South East for Autism Central. This is a new programme, co-designed to provide high-quality and accessible autism information, education and coaching for families, and carers, and co-delivered by autistic people, families and carers. Autism Central has been commissioned by NHS England’s Workforce, Training and Education Team and is delivered nationally by nine not-for-profit organisations.

The peer education programme is for parents, carers and personal assistants of autistic people.  What makes the programme unique, is that it’s run by families for families.

Each session is provided by parents and carers of autistic people who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with others. They’re here to listen, offer guidance and tell you about services that are available in your local area. 

We are seeking Peer Educators who are families or carers of autistic people and/or autistic themselves. Peer Educators will be trained to coach, signpost and share their learning with other parents and carers of autistic people.

Delivered in a variety of ways, including group and individual sessions, the focus will be on meeting the needs of autistic people and on signposting for access to local and national services.  Sessions will be delivered in ways that suite local carers, either in person or online.     

Are you interested in becoming a peer educator? 

We are keen to find people who:

  • are family members, partners/spouses of an autistic person or are an autistic person   
  • have a good understanding of autism and how to support autistic people   
  • motivated to coach, educate and support other families and carers
  • able and willing to learn new skills
  • live in (Sussex, Kent, Berkshire, Hampshire/IOW, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Oxford)
  • are 18+ years old  

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a Peer Educator fill in the Registration Form

If you would like to request support please click the link below:

Request for Support

Further information on Autism Central can be found here: www.autismcentral.org.uk