Clifton-based autism and ADHD support group extends reach to help adults with either condition

PUBLISHED: 15:14 23 March 2015

Many hands make light work, so if you have a project that a willing group could tackle get in touch

Many hands make light work, so if you have a project that a willing group could tackle get in touch

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A support group for adults with ADHD and autism is opening in Clifton on Thursday evening.

After five years of offering support and training to parents of children with the two disorders, Outside-In has now increased its services to include adults with the conditions.

The social enterprise is designed for those over 18 who have one or both of these conditions, or feel they may have, and want to know more.

Outside-In adult support worker Rod Fairless said: “These conditions are now more common than ever before, with ADHD being the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorder in children and young people.

“A lot of people are unaware that autism and ADHD are genetically based, so parents or other adult family members can have the conditions but may not be aware of it.

“They are hidden conditions which can have a dramatic effect on how people interact with others and see the world and manage their lives.

“Outside-In has a relaxing atmosphere which gives adults the opportunity to pop in for a coffee and a chat.”

The group meets at BEST House – on the main driveway to Samuel Whitbread Academy – on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. For more details, call Outside-In on 01462 813282 or visit www.outsidein-solutions.co.uk.

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