Autism Initiatives in England
Our service users are the centre of our services. We involve them and their families in all stages of a service from design and implementation, to establishing outcomes and evaluating progress.
Since we established Peterhouse School in 1972 we have worked really hard to develop our approaches and systems to enable us to work alongside children, young people and adults, supporting their development as successful people with autism.
During this time we have taken great pride, not only developing the breadth of our services but also developing real partnerships with service users, their families and carers and with other stake holders.
We now provide a total of 59 user-led services across England in:
- Fylde and Wyre
- North Yorkshire
- South Ribble
- West Lancashire
Our Day Opportunities cover a diverse range of pursuits from horticulture to light engineering and from pottery to IT. If you would like to know more about these opportunities or any of our other services please contact us.
Our newly formed subsidiary company, Autism Ventures: England, coordinates the work of our Social Enterprise Initiatives through the provision of real occupational opportunities of learning for people with an autistic spectrum condition.
In all of our development and progress we continue to support our service users to tell us what they think about the service that we provide to them and things that they would like us to change or do differently.
It is in providing services which are truly person centred and user-led that we learn from, and are inspired by, our service users. It allows us to continually evaluate our practices and our understanding of autism and it ensures that we remain innovative in our approaches.
This is the key to our many successes, this is what sets us apart and this is what makes us unique.