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A new peer support group for neurodivergent launches

Local charity Koala are increasing their services for neurodivergent young adults at their hub on Bridge Street.

This group is aimed at those who are autistic or neurodivergent (dyslexic, dyspraxia, ADHD, bipolar or have Tourette’s etc) and a diagnosis isn’t necessary.  It may be that a young person you are supporting struggles with social anxiety.

This will begin as a monthly meet on a Monday evening, from 7:30pm – 9:00pm and be for those who have left school, up to the age of 25 years of age.

The Andover Neurodiverse Young Adults group is a new safe space for neurodivergent young adults to meet.

Whether you are diagnosed or self-diagnosed, or would just like to find out more about your neurology, the young adults group is a relaxed and non-judgemental space to connect with like-minded individuals.

A new gaming corner will open in the near future which will be available for all young adult groups.

If you know someone who would like to attend, but may be feeling anxious, please don’t hesitate to contact them on or find out more about the event and to book visit here.

Koala aims to enable our autistic/neurodivergent community to support the development of a hub that will truly support their needs, and that of their family.  Through the use of a consistent physical space, at the Bridge in Andover, Koala will ensure that individuals and families are supported in a consistent, sensory safe environment that is run by neurodivergent individuals.