Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
Autism & Aspergers Syndrome:
Nua Healthcare operates several residential facilities dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with Aspergers Syndrome (AS).
Each of our residential homes is of superior quality, surrounded by farmland and within easy reach of local facilities. Our homes provide high levels of care and community integration for complex individuals.
All those using our services are supported by highly trained staff who are able to respond to their needs and manage challenging behaviours should they occur.
We recognise the key difficulties individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders face on a daily basis such as:
- Difficulties with social interaction
- Obsessive compulsive tendencies
- Impairments of imagination
- Secondary psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety
Our qualified social care staff work closely with all residents, furnishing them with the necessary skills to live independently whilst taking into account and safeguarding any specific vulnerabilities.
We understand that traditional disability service models do not work for people with Aspergers Syndrome. Significant community interaction and unlimited choice can cause major anxiety issues in individuals with AS.
Our model of care ensures that individuals can integrate into communities on their own terms and have a low arousal, spacious environment to go home to.
Our staff are all very aware of the importance of clear communication and unambiguous language for individuals with AS and are trained in how to communicate effectively with them.
We have partnered with The National Autistic Society in Wales with a view to implementing a Social Skills Training Programme (Social Eyes) for our service users. Socialeyes is an innovative approach to learning social skills and developing social understanding for people on the autism spectrum, and is primarily suitable for people with Asperger Syndrome.This intensive training uses role play to help people practise and explore social scenarios, and thereby learn independently.