Autism Wessex

Autism Wessex

Charity information

Autism Wessex

Our vision is of a world where people with autism are active citizens enjoying maximum independence and a good quality of life

Founded 1968

  • Mission statement

    Autism Wessex is the regional charity providing high quality specialist services for adults and children affected by autism and associated difficulties throughout Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. With three main areas of activity, Autism Wessex provides Portfield School for education, residential and respite services; Community Wessex for social care services; and a range of advocacy and advice services.

  • Aims

    Autism Wessex aims to:

    • We aim to support all individuals and families who are affected by an autism diagnosis throughout the region, respecting their individual needs.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1968

    Registered Charity Number: 1000792

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 146

    Part time staff: 77

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01202483360

    Address: Bargates Court 22 Bargates Christchurch Dorset BH23 1QL

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