Asperger's

Our Community Adult Asperger Service (CAAS) offers a wide range of services to people with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition (Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism).

We work with people over the age of 18 who don’t have a learning disability, providing a range of person-centred care and support. This can include:

  • diagnostic assessment, including second opinions
  • group work including post diagnostic, coping skills and sensory groups
  • specialist psychological or occupational therapy assessments and interventions
  • advice and signposting to other relevant agencies, services and groups
  • advice on arranging an assessment of your social care needs, where appropriate
  • support to professionals in other teams and agencies to improve their understanding of the condition.

Our experienced team includes clinical psychologists, a consultant psychiatrist, occupational therapists, a specialist nurse therapist, assistant psychologists and team assistants.

If you, or a loved one, need to access this service, please contact your GP. If you, or your loved one, are already under the care of a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), a diagnosis will be made by a doctor in that team. However, a second opinion may be sought through the CAAS by the relevant CMHT.

Carers

Advice and support for relatives/carers is provided by Dorset Adult Asperger Support (DAAS).

You may also find the following websites useful:

Where to access the service:



Locations

Asperger's Group (Dorchester - Maiden Castle, CMHT)

Community Mental Health Team,
30-32 Maiden Castle Road,
Dorchester,
DT1 2ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00
Bank holidays and week-ends closed

Asperger's Group (Poole - Alderney Hospital)

Ringwood Road,
Parkstone,
Poole,
Dorset,
BH12 4NB

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Appointments only

WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times:
Monday to Wednesday from 9.00 to 17.00
Bank holidays and week-ends closed

Asperger's Group (Poole - Delphwood)

Ashdown Close,
Canford Heath,
Poole,
BH17 8WG

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00
Bank holidays and week-ends closed

Mental Health and learning disabilities