Supporting young people aged 16 – 25 years with Autistic Spectrum Disorder through Connect

Connect offers wellbeing and employment support for young people aged 16 – 25 years with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Support through the service will allow young people to reach their full potential, improve their mental health and wellbeing and access employment opportunities.

Wellbeing Support

The Connect Service works alongside young people to assess and identify the areas that may be impacting on their confidence and self-esteem.

Specialist therapeutic support can be offered on a group or 1:1 basis and sessions will allow young people to explore and overcome any difficulties they may be facing to improve their confidence and emotional resilience. 8 sessions are offered and are available in Clacton or Colchester.

The Connect Service will also offer bespoke Social Skills Training on a group or 1:1 basis.

Our Young People’s Forum provides the opportunity to help shape and improve the Service in the future and our mentorship programme enables those that have accessed our Service to support others

Employment Support

Young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder can access support to go into further education; brush up on interviewing skills and CV writing and explore employment opportunities.The Connect Service is also able to engage with prospective employers in order to negotiate and agree suitable environment and practical support within the workplace.

If you know someone who will benefit from the Connect service please call us on 01206 764600 or email

Download our leaflet about the Service