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Lifting the Burden Autism Helpline
CNB is working with the National Lottery Community fund to undertake the "Lifting The Burden Autism Helpline
CNB Autism Support Team (CAST)
We are a support line that provides information for the marginalised ethnic minority autism community in North London specifically the Ghanaian Community. We are a support line that provides information in 4 Ghanaian dialect-. Ewe, Ga, Akan (Twi) and Hausa.
Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorders who lack literacy skills and struggle to read, write and speak English and struggle to access mainstream information and resource.
Due to cultural barriers, these families lack confidence and self esteem and suffer in silence.
How to contact us
Call our free phone support number 0800 121 6600 or refer someone to us by email – [email protected]
The helpline is available: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-2pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Who can call?
We are happy to talk with parents of children with ASD among the Ghanaian community.
If you have any connection to autism and have a question, please feel free to reach out. We assist people of all ages, including children, teens, and adults with autism.
What do you provide?
CAST can answer your questions, connect you with tools and resources, and signpost you to find autism services and supports in the community.
We are not a direct service provider, so we don't make appointments or direct referrals. However, our team will provide you with support, encouragement, and assistance with locating autism service providers in your community and also assist in attending appointments.
CAST can help you help you learn more about:
- Where to get a diagnosis
- Schools and special education
- Advocacy and support
- Adult services - including post-secondary programs and employment
- Inclusion and community activities
- And much more!
CAST does not provide medical or legal advice or services. Rather, we provides general information about autism as a service to the community.
The information provided is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider and does not replace the advice of medical, legal or educational professionals. CAST has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.