Support from Autism West Midlands can take place in a variety of settings including:
We can support people with a range of activities including:
We currently support a range of people across the autistic spectrum including those with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties or challenging behaviours.
Tom (29) has Asperger Syndrome and mild learning disabilities. Shared support placements from generic care providers had been unsuccessful. When he came to Autism West Midlands for support he was living in respite care.
We discovered that sensory issues were at the root of his challenges in a shared environment. The sounds of people living above and below him were causing extreme anxiety, and were overwhelming. We identified a suitable shared property, set up a support structure and Tom moved in with three other young men.
There was an immediate positive impact on his behavior. His anxiety levels dropped and he now feels far more secure. He is developing skills in budgeting successfully and regularly visits his family. With support, he has begun attending a college cookery course.
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We are Care Quality Commission registered.
CQC Nominated Individual and Operations Manager: Anabel Sainza-Fernandez