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Wakefield Awareness Support Project

WASP is a service with a unique approach to supporting the emotional well-being of children and young people. It’s aimed at children and young people dealing with anxiety and low mood due to an Autism Spectrum Condition or other neuro-developmental conditions, whether diagnosed or not.

Who's it for?

Children and young people aged 5 – 18 with an identified need.

When does it run?

At times agreed with individual families

How much does it cost?


How to access the service

WASP is a targeted service and referrals need to come from a professional involved with the family.

About this service

WASP is open to those facing challenges related to social interactions, communication, and other neuro-developmental disorders – even if there’s no official diagnosis. It’s all about providing the right kind of support.

After gathering initial information, our Participation Coordinator steps in to have a chat about individual needs and preferences. Based on this, they tweak the support to fit just right.

For parents, this could mean a range of things – from regular phone calls to Expert Parent experience training and online courses. We’re all about nurturing peer-to-peer support, allowing parents who’ve been through similar experiences to lend a helping hand. Our aim is to build resilience and confidence, empowering parents to support their young ones in seeking appropriate help in the future.

For children and young people our support includes things like Lego Therapy sessions or activities centred around The Big Life journal. All things that can boost resilience, help with transitioning, or support self-esteem.

We work closely with parents and young people to set clear goals and outcomes for the family. We’re here to understand, support, and help everyone thrive.

Contact this service

The best way to contact this service is to use the form below. Alternatively, you can reach us by phone or email. Our Facebook group has regular updates about the service.

Phone: 01924 683 890

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