Triple A was established by way of a response to a perceived ‘360 degree’ vulnerability within the autism community and in response to a need for support among autistic adults.
Triple A was founded and is managed by Helen Storey, who has a long and successful record of developing projects to support marginalised communities. Helen has first-hand experience in the field of autism, underpinned by accredited learning (University Of Cumbria).
The Triple A team has designed a pathway of support for autistic adults (shown below), which focuses on social support, criminal and social justice but also health & well-being.
The project aims to facilitate positive and sustainable change – to raise awareness of the issues & challenges and to bring people together to create and develop solutions.
“When my Grandson received his diagnosis, I packed myself off to University of Cumbria to study autism so that I could better understand his world. During the ‘transition to adulthood’ sessions I began to ask the question – “Are people with autism getting into trouble because of their autism …?”.
“This sparked a journey of discovery that was a real eye-opener and resulted in hosting an ‘Autism in the Criminal Justice’ conference in November 2015. The event brought a wide range interested parties together to unearth the issues and consequently on January 2016, Triple A was launched …”