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Our specialist community service works flexibly in a range of settings to help people with autism achieve their aspirations, build confidence, maximise their independence and live fulfilled lives.

I enjoy a good social life with a good circle of friends. Being with the NAS has allowed me to achieve some of my life goals.

Person with autism

Autistic people can sometimes find it difficult to live in their own homes without the right support. We help autitsic adults to enjoy independent lives, either living on their own or in shared houses. Our trained staff can provide anything from a few hours of support a week to help with everyday tasks, to comprehensive 24-hour care packages for people with more complex needs.

We work closely with a number of housing providers to help people to obtain and maintain suitable accommodation. Our support is tailored to people's individual requirements and preferences.

Person-centred approach

We work closely with each person to develop an individual support plan and put it into practice. We regularly review plans to ensure the service adapts to changes in the person's life. The person with autism is always at the centre of what we do, and we make sure the important people in their lives, such as family and friends, are involved in the planning and delivery of our service.

Individual packages include support with:

  • general issues relating to autism or Asperger syndrome
  • meeting objectives
  • strategies to keep safe
  • maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • participating in the community
  • attending college
  • independent living skills and household management skills
  • developing social skills
  • finding and maintaining employment.

 

Our team

Our staff are trained, qualified and experienced in working with autistic people. We are sensitive, professional and highly-motivated, and we understand the variety of challenges that may face someone living with autism. We use a range ofapproaches including the SPELL framework and TEACCH to provide structure and a means of clear communication. We also seek regular feedback from people who use our service so that we can continue to develop and improve.

How to access our support

Support in your home can be paid for through a number of funding streams. Visit our benefits and care page for more information.