Our Autism Approach

We recognise that people with autism have two main areas of difficulty:

Social Interaction and

Addressing the communication needs is a fundamental responsibility of every member of our staff.

We acknowledge the importance of getting communication right for individuals and that a person with autism will think and see things differently.

All our staff have a good knowledge of autism and build on this knowledge through training and the implementation of appropriate strategies and techniques.

These strategies and techniques include the following:

  • To help people with autism understand we use TEACCH, KISS, social stories and communication key rings.
  • To help people with autism express themselves we use PECS, Makaton, Communication books and Communication dictionaries.