Wednesday, December 12, 2015

Originally posted at Autism Eye Newsletter – December 2015/January 2016.

Salisbury Support 4 Autism has opened a seven-day-a-week service in London.

Located in West Drayton, the high-specification premises offer a wealth of facilities for people with autism, including:

  • Sensory room
  • Computer room
  • Art and craft room
  • Focus room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Shower room

Users of the new facilities can enjoy:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Skills development classes such as: finance management, cook and eat, employment skills, daily life skills and more
  • Social nights such as disco nights, culture evenings, community activities such as swimming, bowling, nature trails, horse riding, farm projects and more

The new facilities complement existing services around London and Surrey, where we offer residential and supported living, outreach services, respite, leisure services and day-service opportunities.

About Salisbury Support 4 Autism

We specialise in supporting individuals with complex needs and challenging behaviour.

We offer specifically designed services to people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who require care and support in a progressive, life-long learning environment.

Our supported living services offer individuals the support they require to live as independently as possible. Individuals are supported to access the community and increase their independence and social skills.

We help them to develop lifelong skills such as cooking, managing finances and caring for themselves. We also help them to gain employment and/or access college courses of their choosing.

We recognise that some individuals choose to remain in their family home. They or their family may, however, need respite from time to time. We provide respite that ranges from a single day to a few weeks.

The outreach we provide offers individuals 1:1 support to access the community. It can support individuals to develop domestic skills or  go to gigs, festivals, restaurants or the cinema  – to name just a few of the options.

We also provide leisure services that give individuals the opportunity to access social and leisure groups in the local areas on weeknights, weekends and during the daytime in half-term.

Our Salisbury Support 4 Autism staff

All our services are led by managers and are supported by a staff team. These teams are experienced and trained, with many of the team holding degrees in areas such as psychology and occupational therapy.

Our team of experts include a behaviour specialist, an occupational therapist, a skills development co-ordinator and art and music therapists. They provide behavioural and autism-specific consultancy and training for carers, professionals and external companies.

The training we offer encompasses issues such as challenging behaviour and communication systems such as PECS, visual aids and Makaton.

For more information please contact us on 0800 368 9433 or email us at info@ss4autism.com

 

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