Please note due to the current Coronavirus crisis across the UK Autonomy Plus will be adapting the way we work. Our group training sessions are not being run present but Sara is still offering pre-diagnostic assessments and is following Government and NHS advice on hygiene and social distancing, and also by the use of phone, email, text and Skype.
Sara can still support you with PIP, new style ESA, UC applications but all Face-to-Face benefit assessments have been cancelled till June, She can also provide expert evidence via email and help you with Mandatory Reconsideration reports as DWP say that there will be more paper based and phone assessments. Autonomy Plus is aware that access to benefits still remains an issue for many autistic people due to a lack of understanding, and a lack of specialist evidence, of their needs.
Many people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome could be eligible for benefits but do not have the skills and knowledge necessary to access them. The benefits forms are often complex and their questions do not always reflect the needs of people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
AutonomyPlus+ can provide autism and Asperger’s specific advice and support on completing child DLA forms, and PIP or ESA forms for adults including the Limited Capability for Work form. We may also be able to support you to attend the Work Capability or PIP Face-to-Face Assessments. AutonomyPlus+ can also provide autism or Asperger’s specific written reports and has a high success rate for tribunals and appeals against a PIP, ESA or DLA decision.
(* Fees available on request – social tariff can be negotiated.)