Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information.
We understand that living with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) including Asperger Syndrome can make everyday life challenging and this difficulty can vary dramatically between individuals. This is why we have developed a wide range of innovative autism services which meets the needs of all the people we support and ensures a better quality of life.
At Abnercare, we aim to develop the skills of the people we support to help them make sense of the world around them and through person-centered care plans, encouraged to achieve their goals and aspirations. For some people, this means attending college to access various courses, for others, it could be work placements and other day opportunities in-line with their goals.
We offer person-centred support for those on the autism spectrum and we take into account the specific impact that autism has on each individual. This approach is taken in our residential services, schools and throughout all of our adult supported living and residential services.
We have a training programme in place to ensure that our staff teams have a high level of knowledge and understanding of autism and the most effective ways to work with those with the condition. When an individual enters any of our services we support them to create their autism profile, with the help of their family and friends, that helps everyone to understand how his or her autism affects them.
The autism profile helps us to support the individual to have increased self-awareness and understanding of their diagnosis so they can increase their independence and confidence and retain control over their lives.