*** Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, these programmes are currently being delivered remotely via Zoom (video call) ***

Parenting a child with additional needs can be daunting and feel overwhelming . Many parents report that they receive a diagnosis and are left to fend for themselves, others are at the start of the diagnostic pathway, and some are unsure whether there is a reason to be concerned about some traits their young person may be displaying. We understand this frustration and feeling of loss and desperation. We also understand the achievements and feelings of hope and elation when things go well.


We are currently running the following programmes to help you at differing stages:

  • Beginning the autism journey, funded by KCC Early Help grant.  
  • Support for families/carers who have a young person not yet diagnosed with autism and who live in the Sittingbourne or Sheppey area of Kent.
  • Running until April 2021, a waiting list may operate in times of high demand.
  • Participants are entitled to up to 4 sessions with ourselves, dependent on need (established in the first appointment).
  • Supporting the autism family, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund & Government as part of the Coronavirus Community Fund.
  • Intensive support for families/carers who have a young person diagnosed or on the pathway to diagnosis of autism spectrum condition. Participants must   live in the Swale, Maidstone or Thanet areas of Kent.
  • 6 weeks of support from ourselves and Mid Kent Mind, 2 appointments each week.
  • Completely booked. 

Advice clinics

Coming soon - Out of office hours appointments

We are currently holding clinics via Zoom or telephone call.

Each appointment lasts for up to 45 minutes and our advice is tailored to your individual circumstances.

Please contact us info@autismapprentice.co.uk to book an appointment or telephone us 03000 110 300

*** All face to face clinics are currently suspended due to Covid-19 ***

Many thanks to the following for supporting our advice clinics:

Comic Relief Covid-19 Community Fund (England)

Kent Community Foundation

Swale Borough Councillors

Big Local Eastern Sheppey for The National Lottery Community Fund

Without this invaluable support we would not be able to offer this service free of charge.           

Please note, we are not medical professionals and any medication advice must be confirmed by your child's doctor/specialist. Legal advice is given from a parental perspective, we are not qualified in this area.  We cannot guarantee that you will get the outcome you desire for your child but we will try our utmost for success.

The Autism Apprentice CIC is registered in England and Wales. Company number: 12025031