Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a wide ranging condition and is traditionally characterised by impairments in the areas of social relationships, social communication and social understanding. Whilst we recognise the importance of understanding the challenges that people with Autism can face, we believe it more important to focus on the person as opposed to only seeing the condition. We:
- view people with Autism as individuals with unique strengths, personalities and personal goals.
- recognise that people with Autism have unique challenges.
- are skilled at working in partnership with the people we support, their families and other professionals.
- tailor our support services with the aim of maximising potential, ensuring safety and achieving the best possible outcomes for individuals.
- staff teams have experience of using a range of communication methods including pictorial symbols, visual timers, transition strips and social stories.
- can use these tools where necessary, to ensure that those we support are able to work alongside staff and contribute to the planning of their support.
We have experience of supporting people with Autism in a variety of settings from low level visiting support to 24 hour supported accommodation.