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Gateshead Autism Hubs

Gateshead Autism Hubs are available to anyone with an interest in autism - including family members of autistic people, professionals, practitioners and individuals with autism whether they have a diagnosis or not.

From summer 2023, the hubs will be provided by Daisy Chain (opens new window) through Gateshead Family Hubs.

Gateshead Autism Hubs offer monthly drop-ins and provide:

  • an opportunity to speak with a professionally trained autism specialist and seek advice about any concerns you might have
  • guidance on autism assessment and diagnosis in Gateshead
  • access to a wide range of books, information and resources on a variety of autism topics, including training, social events, group activities etc
  • a relaxed refreshment area where visitors can meet people and share experiences 
  • guidance and signposting to appropriate support services and voluntary and charity organisations operating locally
  • free exclusive access to the sensory room for parents and carers attending the drop-in (children must be supervised by an adult at all times in the sensory room)
  • representatives from outside agencies who can advise on the help available from their services

Autism Hubs are available monthly at five locations in Gateshead. Dates and locations can be found on the Daisy Chain website (opens new window).

For more information on Gateshead Autism Hubs, email

Gateshead Autism Hubs Facebook group

Gateshead Autism Hubs have a Facebook group (opens new window) for information sharing. The Hubs welcome parents and carers of autistic children, professionals and practitioners, autistic individuals and anyone with an interest in autism. You do not need to be a Gateshead resident to join. Please join the group to access our resources, and feel free to share widely.


For more information about the support and services available at Gateshead Family Hubs, contact 0191 433 6300 or email