Autism Unlimited

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About Organisation

We exist to support and empower those living with autism. We recognise the challenges children and adults living with autism as well as their families face and we work to find solutions and create opportunities through tailored learning and support. We envision a world of unlimited possibilities for people living with autism

We provide information and support

Our team at the Chris Page Centre have a wealth of experience, knowledge and practical information that is available to you. We understand the emotions and sometimes the confusion about what autism really means and that each person is different, but you do not need to struggle on your own - we can give you information and support.

As well as the support we provide we also have a full list of services available from other organisations and can point you in the right direction to get the kind of help you need. Whether you think you may be autistic and are struggling to get a diagnosis or you are the parent, sibling or other relative of somebody who has been diagnosed we are here for you.

If you would like to chat with us for some information and support, please visit this page to book a call with us.

Portfield School

Portfield School is an exceptional, specialist autism school for 4-19 year olds, where the individuality and strengths of every student are celebrated and nurtured.

Each of our students receives a high-quality education delivered through the immensely capable and effective hands of our specialised school team. We have a highly motivated, talented, and dedicated team of teachers and support staff who have high aspirations for our young people. We provide a caring and challenging environment ensuring that all students reach their full potential.

Inclusion is at the heart of our school where all pupils are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their full potential and develop into creative, and ambitious learners. We are extremely proud of their achievements and take every opportunity to celebrate them.

To find out more about the school, please visit our Portfield School Page.

We run a Futures (18-25) Programme

Futures is a programme that empowers 18 - 25-year-olds to realise their full potential and achieve more independence in their lives. The provision is centred around the Preparation for Adulthood framework and bespoke learning opportunities, to allow each individual to learn the skills they need to achieve their life aspirations.

Learners joining Futures can complete vocational skills qualifications as part of their personalised programme. Living independently with support is offered as part of the programme with our onsite furnished rooms, so they experience what it is like to live in a community setting.

Money management and making decisions about how and where they want to live and work are also part of the curriculum to ensure a well-rounded programme. Engaging with the community on a weekly basis encourages and gives learners the tools and confidence to explore new hobbies and have fun in their lives outside of Futures.

Futures can be a one or two-year programme, depending on the learner's previous experience and level of existing skills. The course can be flexible with learners attending 3 days a week, and a potential for 4 or 5 days a week if this additional time is needed.

If you would like to find out more about our Futures programme, please email

We support over 18's

Our adult services help people over 18 to explore their potential, make choices, and ultimately make a successful transition from childhood into adulthood. We have a service for independent living, where we empower neuro diverse adults who live in their own homes to enjoy their lives to the fullest, by supporting their access to everything, from community activities and work, to college and day services. We also have five safe and supportive residential homes for adults across the South West, each of which is regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

To find out more about our adult services, please visit our Adult Services page.

Autism Unlimited
01202 483 360
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Parley Lane
Christchurch, BH23 6BP
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