Autism and Asperger's Conditions

Autistic Spectrum Condition or Disorder is often abbreviated to ASC or ASD. The person with autism may have a number of difficulties that impairs their abilities. These difficulties are often referred to as the triad of impairments and include difficulties with: language and communication, flexibility of thought/imagination, and social and emotional engagement. People diagnosed with Autism and Asperger's may have some or all of these impairments to differing degrees.

People can find it difficult to understand the full extent of interactions in the world around them and may be over or under sensitive to sound, touch, light etc. Communicating these difficulties can be very challenging. People with autism can have difficulties understanding communication, verbal/hand gestures, how other people are thinking and feeling, and may find it hard to engage in conversations with others. Often people can find themselves isolated and unable to overcome these barriers without knowledgeable and compassionate support.

We will gain this knowledge by asking people to describe their experiences of living with autism and the experience of their carers and circle of support. Each individual is unique and there will be a unique interplay between their abilities and impairments and these need to be fully understood to provide the right support package.

People with autism may show a predisposition to structured ways of doing things that leads to repetitive patterns of thoughts and routines and behaviours that help them feel safe. If these are changed then people can feel out of control.

Staff are trained and experienced in working with people with autism and will provide the dedicated and committed support the person needs, to help them gain experiences and develop the skills to understand and interact more fully in the world. It is our role to support people to engage in a way that makes them feel safe and secure.

Staff are trained and experienced in working with people with autism and will provide the dedicated and committed support the person needs, to help them gain experiences and develop the skills to understand and interact more fully in the world. It is our role to support people to engage in a way that makes them feel safe and secure.

Following a referral, an assessment is undertaken and a package of care and support is proposed to address the current needs and set goals and outcomes. Details of the support and the cost of this will be provided.

For further information on how we can help call us on 01202 724900 or get in touch via our contact form.