For people with complex autism
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social and communication skills. Every person we support and care for has different needs and levels of support. Autism itself is complicated and can be made more so as it may appear in combination with learning and other disabilities.
What is complex autism?
Roughly one in three of the people we support are autistic, people like Aaron, Edward, Barbara, Indy and Alan. For many, autism is their sole diagnosis. For others, autism complicates a larger picture that includes learning or physical disabilities, and mental or physical ill-health.
What is the best way to care for a person with complex autism?
Autism is a spectrum condition and as such varies widely between individuals and so too does the support we deliver. In general, it is fair to say that autism, for the people we support, has often resulted in challenging (we prefer the term distressed) behaviour in their lives.
How does Dimensions provide support?
We support many people with various manifestations of autism, learning and physical disabilities. We are able to provide specialist autism services to people all over the UK and work with them to lead a long, fulfilling life.
In particular, we pride ourselves on our skills supporting people who do not use speech to communicate, whose behavioural triggers are varied, and whose behavioural responses can range from mild to severe. We support people whose lives have been limited by reduced opportunities, who have faced locked doors and restraint.
We approach supporting a person with complex autism in fundamentally the same way as anybody else. We believe in them and are ambitious for them. We deliver specialist autism services informed by behaviour support insights.
We work in close partnership with commissioners and families to establish the right goals, recruit and train the right support teams, and source the right housing. We want the people we help to live full, meaningful lives and to thrive.
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