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Dreadnought Aspires

Aspires is a socialisation project for young people aged 8 - 18 who have a definite diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Young people need to be in mainstream education or of mainstream ability. Aspires is a countywide service.

The aims of the service are to develop and improve social skills, confidence and self esteem, and independence skills, with the overall aim being to enable young people to access mainstream social activities.

Young people join an Aspires group for up to a year. The group sessions include structured social skills activities, but also unstructured time to do activities of their choice. We have a high ratio of workers to provide support. The group is a safe place for young people to mix and make friends.

When young people finish the group, we can provide support to enable them to access mainstream activities. We also offer summer activities during the summer holidays. 

Who to contact

Contact name
Jo Ellingham
Contact position
Dreadnought Aspires Coordinator
01209 218764
Parent organisation

Where to go

The Dreadnought Centre
Carn Brea Lane
TR15 3DS

We hold groups across Cornwall and use a range of outreach venues. We currently have groups in Penzance, Redruth, St Austell, Liskeard and Launceston.

The age range of each group is dependant on the referrals recieved in that area. For up to date information about group locations and age ranges, please contact Jo Ellingham.

Other details


£2.50 per session. (We ask for this to be paid in advance at the start of each term)


Age ranges
From 8 years to 18 years
Referral required
Referral details

Please contact Jo Ellingham to discuss making a referral or to request a referral form, or download a referral form direct from our website.

Last updated: 22/02/2017

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