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
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 (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.
To make a referral:
- Complete the form online here, or
- Email us at email@example.com, or
- Call us at our Head Office on 0121 450 7582