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Support for people with Autism or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Rotherham Adult Neurodiverse Support Service (RANSS) is a support service for neurodiverse adults (18+) with a Rotherham GP. We offer person centred post-diagnostic support from Peer Support Workers with lived experience of Autism or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) alongside group workshops. We also facilitate meet ups, activities and focused group discussions on neurodiversity related topics for adults with a new or historic diagnosis of Autism or ADHD*.

What help/ support is available?

Adults with a new Autism or ADHD diagnosis can access a limited number of peer support sessions, counselling sessions and a 4-week group workshop to help them explore their diagnosis, and what it means for them as an individual.

View the RANSS website

We have a number of established group activities running and are looking to develop and offer further activities and focused group discussion sessions.

See the RANSS events

or call our office on 01709 296262 to find out more

How can I use this service?

You don’t need to be eligible for adult social care.

To be eligible to access our support for newly diagnosed adults you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be registered with a GP who is part of Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Have received a diagnosis of Autism or ADHD within the last 12 months

To access our activities and focused group workshops you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be registered with a GP who is part of Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
  • Have a new or historic diagnosis of Autism or ADHD*

*Some of our sessions are also open to people who are on the diagnostic pathway, or who are questioning whether they have Autism or ADHD.

Some quotes from people who have accessed the RANSS service

I knew I had a phone call today and I am glad I was able to speak to you. It has helped to empty some of my bucket and so I feel much better

It was really helpful for me. I learned a lot from the other people on the training. It has helped me to understand a lot more about autism and a lot more [about] myself

The Friday groups and walks on Wednesday have become a really enjoyable part of my week. Meeting likeminded people in a relaxed environment is great and the support workers are so welcoming and friendly. I feel like I’m part of a community