Community Team for People with ASD (CTPASD)
The Community Team for People with ASD (CTPASD) works closely with other agencies including statutory, voluntary and private organisations to provide information and support for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Asperger Syndrome, and their carers.
Who is eligible for this service?
Adults who have been diagnosed with ASD and their carers who are resident in the Bracknell Forest area may be eligible. To be compliant with the 2014 Care Act we have a requirement to carry out an assessment of both individuals and carers wherever they have needs, regardless of whether they are expected to be eligible for support from the council. This includes assessments of those who will be self-funding.
The Community Team for People with ASD (CTPASD) also work alongside other services to provide support for individuals with autism. The support offered can be over the telephone, by email or face to face. It is used to assist individuals with specific issues such as learning to use the bus to access the community, help with making appointments or housing-related problems.
How do we work?
We are a joint team and provide a coordinated service which is based at Time Square in Bracknell. We have a weekly meeting where individuals are referred to the most appropriate professional within the team. We then work with individuals and their carers, focusing on prevention, outcomes and well-being. Regular reviews are held to monitor input and to ensure that the person and their carer receives the best possible service from us.
What support can we give?
The support we provide covers a wide range of needs and includes:
- a carer assessment and support plan
- physical health issues
- mental health issues
- person-centred planning
- community integration into mainstream services
- support with housing problems
- communication skills support
- new skills development
- approaching adulthood
- independent advocacy
- signposting or referral to relevant services
- social group
The Berkshire Autistic Society and National Autistic Society have produced the following useful leaflets that can be viewed online: