Support, Engage, Train

Triple A exists to help support adults living with autism share their experiences, create new friendships and navigate life through our Navigator Programme and Positive Pals.

Training Videos

We have worked with some incredible organisations like the University of Cumbria and NHS England to be able to create informative, thought-provoking training videos for use in schools, GP surgeries and the Cumbria police.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

It’s about going the extra mile ­– learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, helping others, and exploring the countryside. We have tailored this specific course to enable those with autism to achieve their bronze award, through fun and challenging activities to help develop social and practical skills.

Navigator Programme

The Navigator Programme was devised as a result of listening to the issues and challenges faced by many individuals. A Navigator is a hybrid of mentor, befriend-er and is matched with an autistic adult. The aim is to steer and support individuals towards a safe and positive life; building on strengths and navigating a path towards identified goals.

Positive Pals

Positive Pals is a safe and supportive space for autistic adults to meet, socialise and share their experiences. Positive Pals operates in groups across Cumbria. We currently have groups in Penrith, Carlisle, Workington, Kendal and Barrow.

Discovery Panels

Our specially designed Discovery Panels are peer-led courses whereby individuals are given the opportunity to learn about their autism and to discuss and share coping strategies.

Awareness Training

Training is an important part of Triple A’s offerings. We provide a tailor-made courses for individuals, groups and professionals. Autistic co-facilitators are involved in all our training offering authenticity and insight to the experience.

Apply for an Autism Alert Card

Start your application for an autism alert card today.

Testimonials

Hear from some of our service users, parents and trainees.

“I have been the only person consistently there for my son. It is just exhausting to feel alone. Thank you for being there – makes all the difference.”

Family Member

“I cannot tell you what a relief this has been to me after feeling alone for so long. Just thinking there is someone there, they can help, they know what they’re doing, they understand; it’s just incredible.”

Positive Pal

“Very informative. Changed my views on what autism means and this session has given me a really good insight into what an individual with autism feels and goes through and should I come across someone with autism, how I can communicate with them.”

Course Attendee

“Really enjoyed the training. Extremely knowledgeable trainers – approachable and easy to ask questions – especially the co-facilitator who said he would not get offended by any questions and made us feel at ease. Made sure we could relate to it at our jobs, which was very useful. Love the saying, “Nothing about us without us”. Will be using the and spreading the word.”

Course Attendee