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Family Autism Service


A partnership project with Child Action Northwest and Spring North, offering support for families across East Lancashire including Blackburn with Darwen with a child/children up to the age of 25, seeking or with an autism diagnosis. The project's primary objective is to offer low level support to parents/carers, and families with the focus on two key areas of support: education on autism and strategies to support parents. Examples of service delivery are: 

  • Parent support group 
  • Autism Awareness Sessions
  • Cygnet (6 weeks autism course) 
  • Workshop on relevant topics
  • Wellbeing Sessions
  • Social Activities for Families

The sessions are offered in different formats for example face to face or online throughout different times of the day. 

The service operates through submitting a referral (self or professional) which can be found on the CANW or Spring North website. 

Address and contact information

Child Action Northwest, The Homestead, Whalley Road, Wilpshire, Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 9LL
Contact Name
Family Autism Service
01254 244706
Send email 01254 244706

How to get there


Parking on site. Please note not all activities run from this venue. 

Other Details


There is cost to general sessions, however some costs may apply for social activities, which are paid direct to the activity provider


Referral required
Referral Details

Spring North - Children’s Services Membership Form ( (Parent/Carer self referral)


Spring North - Children’s Service Professional Referral Form (   (Professional referral)

Other notes

Sessions are reviewed on a monthly basis and information is shared with those registered and accessing the service. 

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
11-16 years old
16-19 years old
19-25 years old
SEN Provision Type