Cumbria Information Advice and Support Service - Support for young people

For information and training across the county on Autism and Aspergers, including by webinar, on a variety of ASD related topics, please click here!

Topics include:

  • ASD and Anxiety

  • ASD and Family Relationships

  • ASD and Sensory Processing

  • ASD and Females

  • ASD and Challenging Behaviour

  • Meltdowns and Shutdowns


If you are a young person and would like support from the SEND IAS Service in Cumbria, you can contact us direct via our 'How to contact us' tab on the left-hand side.  If you would like information about your rights or national help you are entitled to, please click on the link below: 

For young people over 18 in Cumbria, Shared Lives offers long term support, short break respite care and day support matched to your needs and interests.  For more details go to the Shared Lives webpage: 

For young people who are thinking about Preparing for Adulthood and would like some support and information on the following issues:

  • securing paid employment and higher education

  • housing options and independent living

  • good health, friends, relationships, community inclusion

  • choice and control over their lives and support

Please have a look at the Preparing for Adulthood website:

If you have worries or concerns about your child or, perhaps need some help or advice on issues such as: sleeping, bullying, trauma, eating, mental health and wellbeing, grief and loss, etc.  You could log onto Mind Ed for Families, which gives you online advice and support you can trust:

We can support you with meetings, writing letters, annual reviews and getting your voice heard.  Please download our leaflet below: 

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