It is not possible to identify a ‘typical’ person with autism. Autism is defined as a ‘Spectrum Condition’ precisely because it manifests itself in so many different ways.

Autism Spectrum covers a range of presentations, more commonly known will be: Autism; Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

It is quite common that people on the autism spectrum may have a range of additional needs. People on the autism spectrum face core challenges throughout their lives, these mainly centre around the ability: to communicate effectively, to secure and maintain effective relationships, to think and act flexibly.

These can occur in a variety of settings and environments and can have a major impact on sensory regulation and can affect readiness to engage in social and learning opportunities.

The types of approaches that we use are based on a shared understanding of an individual’s strengths needs and values. These are personalised to the individual across all settings, there is a focus on lifelong learning and promotion of independence.

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