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About this section

In this section you will find information about our adult support services, including residential care, befriending, supported living and community outreach.

Outreach & Community Care

Support from Autism West Midlands can take place in a variety of settings including:

The person's own home or the family home

College or University

Day services

Activities in the community

We can support people with a range of activities including:

Social and leisure activities

Attending health appointments

Looking after the home and staying safe

Attending work or college

We currently support a range of people across the autistic spectrum including those with learning disabilities, mental health difficulties or challenging behaviours.

Tom's Story

Tom (29) has Asperger syndrome and mild learning disabilities. Shared support placements from generic care providers had been unsuccessful. When he came to Autism West Midlands for support he was living in respite care.

We discovered that sensory issues were at the root of his challenges in a shared environment. The sounds of people living above and below him were causing extreme anxiety, and were overwhelming. We identified a suitable shared property, set up a support structure and Tom moved in with three other young men.

There was an immediate positive impact on his behavior. His anxiety levels dropped and he now feels far more secure. He is developing skills in budgeting successfully and regularly visits his family. With support, he has begun attending a college cookery course.

Our promise

Referrals

To make a referral:

Outreach & Community Care leaflet