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Autism & Asperger Syndrome

Nua Healthcare operates several residential facilities dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals with Asperger Syndrome.

Each residential care home is of superior quality, surrounded by farmland and within easy reach of local amenities and facilities.  They provide the highest standards of care and support and encourage community integration for individuals with complex needs.  Each Service User is supported by highly trained staff who are equipped to respond to their individual needs and preferences, as per their personal plan. 

Furthermore, they work closely with each Service User to furnish them with the necessary skills to live independently, while safeguarding against any potential vulnerability. Our staffing are acutely aware of the importance for clear communication and the use of unambiguous language for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and are trained up on how to effectively communicate with same.

At Nua Healthcare, we recognise key difficulties individuals may experience with Autistic Spectrum Disorders such as;

  • Difficulty with social interaction
  • Obsessive compulsive tendencies
  • Impairments of the imagination
  • Secondary psychiatric illnesses such as depression and anxiety

We understand that traditional disability service models do not work for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Significant community interaction and unlimited choice can cause major anxiety issues in individuals with such a diagnosis.  Nua Healthcare’s model of care ensures that individuals can integrate into communities on their own terms and into a low arousal, spacious environment where they can call home.

We partnered with The National Autistic Society in Wales implementing a Social Skills Training Programme (Social Eyes) for our Service Users.  Social Eyes 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 practice and explore social scenarios, and thereby, learn independently.