Room One is a new space managed by autistic people, for autistic people in Portsmouth. The space is a one-stop shop for autistic and neurodivergent adults aged over 18 in the PO1 – PO6 area, their family and friends, and the professionals supporting them.
The Room One team can help by providing information, advice and support on topics including referrals, socialising, living independently, and peer support. They can also signpost to other local services if needed. No diagnosis is needed to use Room One’s services.
People are welcome to attend any of the sessions held at Room One to talk to the team and ask any questions they may have, or to try resources including sensory items. It is also a space for professionals to connect and hold discussions.
The team host regular activities, including online and in-person peer support as well as one-to-one and drop-in sessions.
The Room One team is led by neurodivergent facilitators who are very excited to be running a space for autistic adults, by autistic adults. They feel that lived experience is key in understanding and functioning, and together, want to ensure autistic adults in the local community feel valued and listened to.