Autism Service Directory

The National Autistic Society Cymru Centre, Swansea

Multiple providers

Main information

Type of service: Day services, Family support and information services, Local groups

The National Autistic Society (NAS) Cymru works throughout Wales for people affected by autism. The National Autistic Society Cymru Centre, Swansea is a day service where adults with autism are given the opportunity to learn new skills, develop their interests and try new experiences. Leisure and learning activities: Our activities are designed to help and encourage people with autism to develop life skills, make decisions and gain the confidence to become more independent. The National Autistic Society Cymru Centre, Swansea will incorporate Agored Cymru units and strategies including the NAS Structure, Positive (approaches and expectations), Empathy, Low arousal, Links (SPELL) framework and Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH), as well as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Signalong. These approaches provide essential structure and a means of clear communication designed to support people with autism. We offer tailored individual support where adults are able to participate in activities in a secure, positive and stimulating environment. The activities we offer: At The National Autistic Society Cymru Centre, Swansea: essential life skills; independent living skills, including relationships, money and budgeting skills; work preparation and employment skills programme; basic skills units including Literacy and maths; vocational and educational support in partnership with a local college; topical areas of education including History, Geography and Global Citizenship; office skills and Information Communication Technology (ICT); and social skills groups using the National Autistic Society's Socialeyes and Being Me programmes. In the community: health and fitness; swimming; walking; golf; and restaurant lunches. We also support people to do other activities that they are interested in. Person-centred approach: We work closely with each person to help them create their own support plan and put it into practice, giving them every opportunity to develop and thrive. Communication can be difficult for people with autism, so we use a variety of communication methods, including spoken language, sign language and visual strategies. This helps us to communicate clearly with each person and ensures we hear and understand their views. We also make sure that we involve family, carers and friends in the planning process. Accessibility: New Mill Court, located within Swansea Enterprise Park, can be accessed by taxi and the provision of a day services vehicle. The National Autistic Society Cymru Centre, Swansea is a funded service available through referral. Individuals interested in accessing this service will need to secure social services funding or be privately funded. Please let us know if you prefer to be contacted in Welsh..

Eligibility

Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adult

Gender: All genders

Covers: Swansea

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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NAS Cymru co-ordinates all National Autistic Society services and activities in Wales, including the...

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers

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Contacts

You can contact us by phone email or post.

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02920 629300

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southwales.services@nas.org.uk

Locations

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New Mill Court, Phoenix Way, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9FG