Autism outreach support
Through Autism Initiatives’ Outreach Support we provide unique skills and strategies for people who want to develop their independent living skills or play an active role in community life.
We aim to work alongside individuals who either live in their own homes or with family, to develop functional strategies to increase their daily living skills, reduce their vulnerability within the community and reduce dependency on formal support.
How does the Outreach programme work?
Our Outreach Programme is very much outcome focussed. We agree with individuals and families what they would like to achieve through our support. We then use autism specific strategies to work together to those agreed aims.
What do we provide?
We currently support people with access to college and work and to engage in activities within the local community, for example: gym, dance, local history groups, bike maintenance courses, bat watching, film societies etc.
We also support the learning of home based tasks, for example budgeting, bill payments, appointment keeping, time keeping, shopping, laundry, food preparation, healthy living and travelling in the community.
Where do we provide Outreach Support
The service is now well established throughout many areas of the UK.
In the North West of England our Outreach Support Service for Mainstream Education (OSSME) is a unique service delivery system which acts as a support framework for children and young people with ASC, their families and carers and for professionals working within education and other settings.
For further information regarding our Outreach Services please contact your regional Autism Initiatives office.
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