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Kent Autistic Trust Family Support

We have two full time Family Support Officers working throughout Medway and Kent. They can offer the following support:

  • Telephone support and advice

  • Face to face discussion of problems and possible ways to solve them

  • Help the person, their family/carer to work in partnership with Health, Education and Social Services by attending meetings, explaining professional reports and helping to compile written responses

  • Support people in getting Community Care Assessments for adults, finding and accessing the right support

  • Helping people and their families/carers to apply for benefits, grants and entitlements

  • Getting people together in self-help groups

  • Initiating skill training courses

  • Promoting awareness of Autism Spectrum through seminars and training


Who are family support?


This card has been designed to alert the police and other emergency services to the fact the holder has an Autism Spectrum condition.


The card alerts the emergency services that the holder may have difficulty communicating and may appear anxious in unfamiliar surroundings or exhibit behaviour which, to the unaware, may seem strange and could be misinterpreted.


The card is likely to be of most benefit to those who access the community independently but could be helpful for those who usually have the support of a carer or parent particularly if they were lost. It is available to all ages.


You can download an application form here below. Full details on how to complete the form, what to send, and where to send it to, are on the form.

autism alert card

Family Support Officers

ALERT CARD APPLICATION FORM (click here) jo blamires photo

Family Support Officer for CHILDREN

Jo Blamires

email: jo@kentautistic.com

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Family Support Officer for ADULTS

Emilymay Miles