A NEW free service has been launched to help adults and children with autism.

Space4Autism is providing outreach support at Knutsford Library on Toft Road on the fourth Tuesday of each month, during term time.

This charity, based in Macclesfield, celebrates its 20th anniversary next year.

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Lottery funding has now made it possible for wellbeing workers to offer information, advice and support to residents in Knutsford.

Anyone is welcome to come along from 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, July 23, September 10 or October 22.

Lisa Warburton, communities and projects manager for Space4Autism, said: “It will be very friendly and informal. You don’t need to make an appointment.

“We are a well-established charity that offers a wide range of services.

“You may be caring for a child and looking for some advice about behaviour.

“Or you may be an adult needing help to find employment or a course.

“We will do all we can to help with absolutely anything.

“If you have any worries or concerns, please come along.

“You’re not on your own. Parents can come even if their child has not yet been diagnosed.”

Information will be available on a wide range of issues including education, health, care plans, sensory needs and communication.

The voluntary run charity was set up by parents in 2005 and supports the whole family with more than 4,000 activities every year.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

People with autism, see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.

Anyone unable to attend the outreach session can email outreach@space4autism.org or call 01625 617884 for information, advice and support.

People can also make contact if they wish to speak to someone before they come along to a session.