Autistic Spectrum Disorder covers a broad range of issues, many of which relate to:
- Difficulty with communication and interaction with other people
- Restricted interests and repetitive behaviours
- Symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly in their everyday life.
Symptoms can overlap with other mental health conditions resulting in anxiety, or ADHD as examples. The correct diagnosis enables the right pathways of treatment and support to be developed with the service user.
The areas we excel is in providing behavioural, psychological, and skill-building interventions. These structured programmes are thorough, demanding and may involve families and professionals with the view of:
- Learning and maintaining life-skills for independent living
- Reducing challenging behaviours
- Increase on building strengths
- Learning social, communicational and language skills
Asperger Syndrome is a specific part of Autism, whilst the effect upon learning may be less, difficulties such as anxiety and feeling overwhelmed require intensive support. At times those with Asperger Syndrome may not wish to be social engaging with others. Change is often very difficult, and a set routine often helps to stabilize an individual by working with the same staff where consistency maintained.