A residential service for 5 adults with Autism, we are open since 2007, at Coynes Cross near Ashford, Co.Wicklow. We have 5 people living here at the Paddocks, three of the guys live in the main building, one man has his own self contained apartment at the back and our only lady has her own (new) self-contained house with her own garden and entrance.
Our residents attend ASDI day services at the Anchorage and our community outreach service in Dun Laoghaire. They also do their own thing out in community such as going to the cinema, going out for meals, shopping in Arklow, Bray or Dublin. We try and make use of the local amenities such as gyms, swimming pools, parks, the seafront in Bray, the Murragh in Wicklow, local gardens, as well as going to events such as concerts.
The large staff team at the Paddocks provide 24 hour support and are conscious that each of our residents are unique, with differing personalities, interests, strengths and communication styles.
The staff attend ongoing Autism training through-out the year and provide differing levels of support to each of our residents depending on their needs.
The staff promote choice every day as this is a person centred service. We endeavour to get all our residents engaged with activities they enjoy both in the community and at the Paddocks, but we are mindful that we are a home and that downtime and fun are essential.