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Find autism support workers near you

We know how hard it can be to attend social events and make new friends when you’re autistic. That's where a support worker can come in handy.

Our caring support workers can help you navigate public transport, accompany you to the movies, teach you how to prep meals, and everything in between.

Find an autism support worker for you or a loved one today.

Why choose Like Family?

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Focus on social care

We focus on activities that can help anyone build social skills and participate in the community, like cooking, exercise, and arts & craft. View our support services.

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Group activity options

Our 1:2 and 1:3 bookings are a great way to make friends and attend social events with the help of an autism support worker. Plus, you’ll save funding when you share support!

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Simple, affordable support

Our 1:1 hourly rates are 16% below the NDIS price limit. There's no hidden fees and you don't need to negotiate pricing with your Carers. View our pricing.

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Carers you can trust and rely on

We call our autism support workers “Social Carers” because of our focus on social support. They undergo a comprehensive vetting process, including an online values test, 2+ reference checks, and all appropriate industry checks (like an NDIS Worker Check).

We only approve applicants we'd want looking after our own families.

Find Social Carers near me

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Arrange a free Meet and Greet

A Meet and Greet is a great way to check if an autism support worker will be a good match for you or a loved one. You can arrange up to 5 free Meet and Greets, which a Carer will be paid for.

Learn more about Meet and Greets

Hear Denise's story

Denise is the mother of Like Family Members Andre & Lawrence. She tells us what it's like raising autistic children, how she found Social Carer Philip through Like Family, and how he's helped Andre and Lawrence improve their independence and social skills.

Autism Awareness Month | Episode 1 - Part 1: Denise


All the Social Carers we have engaged with over several years have been absolutely fabulous and have been an enormous help for our daughter

Frequently asked questions

We're based in Sydney, though we provide autism support across many parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

We've been a proud NDIS registered provider since 2016. You can use your NDIS funding to pay for bookings, or you can pay privately.

Our autism support workers can help you with a range of non-medical activities to build your independence, participate in the community and have fun. These include help with household tasks, meal preparation, arts & craft, transportation, and a buddy for social events. Whether you need a hand with the groceries or a hiking buddy, Like Family is here to help!

Of course! Sign up as a Member here, then select "Friends & family".

With Like Family, you have complete choice and control over which support workers you work with. We'd recommend looking for people who are empathetic, reliable, have similar interests, and have experience working with autistic people. Read our guide to what to look for in an autism support worker.

Fantastic! First, you'll need to sign up as a Member here. Once you've created an account, post an Activity (job ad) describing what type of support you're looking for, when you need support, and how often. Social Carers will then apply to your Activity. You can also search for Social Carers in your local area and contact those who you think would be a good fit!

Find an autism support worker near you

Join Like Family today to connect with reliable autism support workers who match your needs and interests.