Supporting Mental Health & Welfare
in high functioning ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition)
& Other Hidden Disabilities

What We Do:

Positive Path Foundation 16+

Socialising, Life Skills & Employability.


Member events and activities promoting social inclusion, friendships and most importantly, having fun!


Salaried jobs and long-term support for employee and employer: PPF – The Minstead Trust Employability Scheme partnership.

Life Skills

Skills for greater independence and employment: 1:1 sessions and FREE group workshops, available to PPF Members.

What We Do:

Positive Path Therapy 3+

Play Therapy, Mentoring, Family Support

Therapy & Mentoring

Therapy, mentoring and alternative provision for individuals aged 11+ with ASC and associated mental health issues.

Play Therapy

Encouraging spontaneity and communication through play. Children who have suffered bereavement or trauma can also benefit from this.

Family Therapy & Support

Parent/Carer counselling and strategies for harmonious family life, reducing tension and conflict through communication.

Where it all began…

After years of struggle trying to find suitable disability social groups for her son George to join, Jane Atkinson, an autism therapist with 20+ years of experience, decided to launch Positive Path Foundation to help George and the many young people like him.

PPF’s original objective, to give our members opportunities to socialise, share in new experiences, learn new life skills and make new friends, remains our core service. Our primary objective is to empower and encourage each member to realise their true potential by nurturing their mental health and wellbeing.


Upcoming Events

17 September 2023 - 21 September 2024
2 April 2024 - 2 September 2024
2 April 2024 - 2 September 2024
2 April 2024 - 2 September 2024
2 April 2024 - 2 September 2024
2 April 2024 - 2 September 2024
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Meeting the team

Autism Specialist & Founder
Events, PR & Marketing Manager

“Team Leaders Josh, Charlotte, Katie and George are members of PPF who act as representatives and a voice for the wider membership. They meet monthly to inform and shape our programme of events, activities and workshops, based on the other member’s feedback. The Team Leaders also welcome and support new members and act as helpers at various events when extra hands are needed.


The role of Team Leader is our way of rewarding these four young adults with extra responsibilities, of which they can be justly proud, for their kindness and support towards the other members. A big thank you and congratulations to our Team Leaders as ambassadors of the PPF Family!”