Art is Art Competition

Spectrum will be hosting its annual Art Competition on 10th December at the Pearl Centre. From age 4+ for anyone in Cornwall with an ASC. More details here….

Befriending Project

Thanks to successfully obtaining grants from three funding sources (Baily Thomas, Clare Milne Trust & Cornwall Community Foundation) we have recently started delivering a befriending service. The early signs are very encouraging and benefits are accruing to those receiving the service and the volunteers delivering it. We’ll keep you informed of its progress. Please feel free to contact us if you’d like to find out more about it. 


We’re pleased to announce that Debbie Matthews has been appointed as our new Treasurer & Gavin Pedley has taken on the role of Secretary of the DCAS. We’re very grateful and happy to welcome them aboard.


The DCAS will be holding an EGM on 23rd May 2012 at Sterling Court in Penryn. The meeting will start at 6pm. All members welcome. Please call Mark Hilley on 01872 278378 for more details.

Parents’/Family Support Group

We will be holding the first meeting of the Parents’/Family Support Group on Wednesday 20th July at Spectrum’s Three Bridges School in Blackwater.

The session will run between between 6.30pm and 8.30pm as a drop-in facility.

Hopefully it will provide an opportunity for those attending to discuss their own particular issues with people who understand, can empathise, and will probably be a source of invaluable practical advice.

Refreshments will be available and there is ample parking on site. Directions are here….090618_Directions_Three_Bridges

For more information email: or call 01326 371039.


More developments to come over the summer. Please watch this space!

Past Events

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ll be holding two lectures during April, which is Autism Awareness Month. Both lectures will be delivered by Robin Gunson – Director of Behavioural Services at the Residential Service provider, Spectrum. The theme of the talks will be on Understanding Challenging Behaviour in people who have ASDs. The first lecture will be in Bodmin at Shire Hall, Mount Folly Square, PL31 2DQ (in the centre of Bodmin) on Wednesday April 20th at 7pm. The second lecture will take place on Wednesday 27th April at Chacewater Village Hall, Church Hill, TR4 8PZ at 7pm. (Directions: ) Please contact us on 01326 371039, or email:, for more information.