Welcome to Rainbow Autism CIC
What we do
This service was started in 2010 and initially ran as a drop-in service, pioneering a specialist support service for adults with high functioning autism and their
carers in Worcestershire.
We evolved to running both group activities and an outreach support service for individuals living in the community. Rainbow is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of those with Autistic Spectrum Condition, including Aspergers Syndrome, and those with ADHD. We support those with a diagnosis and those suspected of having the condition but also provide support to parents and carers and to those that have complex problems or dual diagnosis (including those with mental health issues and offending behaviour).
Testimonals from those we support:
"Since joining Rainbow Autism I have made friends with other adults that have Asperger’s Syndrome; people that have been on life journeys that I can relate to and they can relate to me. With my Rainbow friends I have started to play chess, something that I have not done since I was a child, and, recently, I have started to play badminton; something that I last played 28 years ago.
The staff at Rainbow Autism are friendly, patient, empathetic and go the extra mile to help all people that need support. Weekly meetings are relaxed with activities that people want to do. The pleasant atmosphere and friendships that have been made between service users and carers has led to additional social evenings and events being organised. The outreach and benefits advice service has had a big impact on my life:
• The frequency that I see my psychologist has reduced to monthly;
• Support when I am troubled;
• Help with my finances and benefits;
• Supported me through finding an appropriate property" by CP
"Finally I've found a place of safety and where I feel I truly belong". Anon
"When I came to Rainbow I was feeling very isolated and did not have many friends or
go out of my home that often, but with the support of the staff there I have been
able to get out to the group twice a week. I now have friends there and help while
there. Rainbow has helped me when things have been very bad and I felt like I was
at crisis point; at times feeling like taking my life. But with help and guidance from
the Rainbow staff, I have been able to realise there are other options and not all is
hopeless". by MC
"The difference Rainbow has made to my son and myself has been incredible; it
has given us both our lives back". by CH
We pride ourselves in providing experienced staff with a deep level of understanding of autism, some are themselves on the spectrum or are a parent or carer of a child with the condition. We feel that is what sets us apart from our competitors and you can be confident we offer the expertise in our field. Our service was introduced as a direct result of listening to and consulting with those on the spectrum and those who support them. We continue to have regular consultation with our service users and evolve to deliver the services they say they want and need.
Rainbow is revolutionary in co-ordinating integrated multi-agency working, from both the public and private sectors, for the core purpose of enabling those we support to achieve better outcomes for the future through a holistic and person-centred approach. We appreciate that everyone is individual and their needs and choices can vary so we aim to deliver a service to offer the variety needed