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Community Adult Asperger Service (CAAS)

Our Community Adult Asperger Service (CAAS) offers a wide range of services to people with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition (Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism).

We work with people over the age of 18 who don't have a learning disability, providing a range of person-centred care and support. This can include:

  • diagnostic assessment, including second opinions
  • group work including post diagnostic, coping skills and sensory groups
  • specialist psychological or occupational therapy assessments and interventions
  • advice and signposting to other relevant agencies, services and groups
  • advice on arranging an assessment of your social care needs, where appropriate
  • support to professionals in other teams and agencies to improve their understanding of the condition.

      Our experienced team includes clinical psychologists, a consultant psychiatrist, occupational therapists, a specialist nurse therapist, assistant psychologists and team assistants.

      If you, or a loved one, need to access this service, please contact your GP. If you, or your loved one, are already under the care of a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), a diagnosis will be made by a doctor in that team. However, a second opinion may be sought through the CAAS by the relevant CMHT.

       Address
      Various Locations across Dorset
      Postcode
      BH17 8WG
       Telephone
      01202 605875
       E-mail
      dhc.caasenquiries@nhs.net
       Website
      https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/.../aspergers
      Contact Name
      Community Adult Asperger Service (CAAS)
      Directions
      See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location
      Times Available:
      Opening Times:
      Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm.
      Bank Holidays and week-ends closed.
      Availability:
      All Year Round
      Age:
      From 18 years  to 99 years .
      Costs:
      This Is A Free Service.
      Booking Information:
      Booking is not required.
      Special Provisions:
      Autistic Spectrum Disorder
      Referral Criteria:
      Via GP or other health professional
      Languages Spoken:
      English

      SEN and Disabilities Service Description

      We work with people over the age of 18 who don’t have a learning disability, providing a range of person-centred care and support. This can include:

      • diagnostic assessment, including second opinions
      • group work including post diagnostic, coping skills and sensory groups
      • specialist psychological or occupational therapy assessments and interventions
      • advice and signposting to other relevant agencies, services and groups
      • advice on arranging an assessment of your social care needs, where appropriate
      • support to professionals in other teams and agencies to improve their understanding of the condition.
      Are your staff DBS Approved?
      No
      Do you have a First Aid Policy?
      No
      Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
      No
      Recognised As (Scheme):
      Free Activity