Northern Adult Autism Advice Service

The Northern Adult Autism Advice Service (NAAAS) is made up of a small multiagency team providing a service to adults with autism and those who support them. The key aims are:

  • To help individuals with autism access a range of appropriate main-stream services, for example, employment and further education
  • To offer individuals with autism one to one support for specific problems

(individuals may be supported by their carer/advocate to attend)

Who is NAAAS for?

NAAAS is for individuals aged 16yrs+ who have a diagnosis of autism, who reside in the Northern Trust Area.

The service operates an open/self referral system and offers advice and support.

Drop in sessions

What are these for?

These sessions aim to help you with specific problems. For example:

  • Exploring options around education
  • Support around employment and career progression
  • Help to deal with benefit issues;
  • Sign posting to social options.

We ask that you come to the one to one session with a specific issue in mind, which we can focus on during the session. An additional appointment may be booked with one of our colleagues depending on need.

The NAAAS is held in:
The Braid Ballymena Town Hall,
Museum and Arts Centre
1 - 29 Bridge Street
BT43 5EJ
First Tuesday of every month from 1.30pm - 4.30pm

NAAAS contact
Tel: 028 2766 1335
Email: AdultAutismService@ 

The NAAAS is provided in partnership with:

The Department for the Economy DfE
The Department for Communities DfC
The Northern Regional Colleges
Improving Benefits Uptake, Social Security
Citizens Advice Bureau
National Autistic Society

Page last updated:17 October 2018