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Our flexible outreach service helps autistic adults who live in the community. Our support is tailored to people’s needs and enables them to live as self-sufficiently as possible. With us, people build their confidence and develop independence in all aspects of life.

The support we offer

We sit down with each person and discuss what they need, want and aspire to. Then together we create a package to suit them. People may use our service in the long-term or the short-term depending on what they need.

People with autism often find structure and communication difficult so we use specialist approaches such as SPELL and TEACCH which we know are effective.

Below we list some of the support we offer. We are always open to new ideas.

Outreach has been good for me as I now live independently.

Person we support

We provide support with:

  • goal setting
  • general issues relating to autism or Asperger syndrome
  • strategies to keep safe
  • maintaining relationships with family and friends
  • developing social skills, using the NAS Socialeyes resource pack
  • work, work experience and volunteering
  • attending the learning resource centre, college and university
  • developing independent living skills
  • transition to independent living
  • respite for families, including at weekends and evenings
  • using public transport
  • taking part in the community
  • building confidence and self-esteem
  • living healthily, using healthcare and leisure facilities.

 

Our team

Our staff have a range of skills and knowledge so we can offer the right help to each autistic person. All our staff receive autism-specific training, which they build upon throughout their career, and take a person-centred approach, putting the person with autism at the heart of their work.

Person-centred approach

Our service encourages people to take charge of their lives. They are at the centre of our planning process: we work closely with them to create their individual programme and to put it into practice. Our experience enables us to communicate with autistic people and to help them to express what they want so that they can develop and thrive. We also ensure that family, carers, friends and staff are full partners in the planning process.

How to access our support

You can pay for our one-to-one support in a number of ways. For more information, visit our benefits and care page.