Our Homes for Autism & Severe Learning Disabilities.
For residents who have Autism with an accompanying severe learning disability (sometimes termed Kanners Autism), Brookdale Care has a number of homes which are aimed specifically at addressing these additional needs. The care homes have very close links with our MDT specialists who are able to provide specific clinical input into areas such as Speech and Language Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Staff working within our Autism & Severe Learning Disability Homes are trained in the use of assisted communication techniques such as Makaton, PECS and TEACCH and these are incorporated into care planning process for each individual.
Every resident works with the keyworker to develop a weekly structured timetable that includes all their activities within the home and community. The timetable and other important information (e.g. menus, and notice boards) are augmented to be in a format that the resident can comprehend (i.e. pictures, photos or words).
All the homes are furnished and decorated to meet the needs of the residents; this includes the use of augmented communication for all information displayed in the home and relevant to the residents. Residents may need further support to attend community activities and colleges and the high staff ratios within our homes ensure this is a reality.
Our homes for adults with Autism and Learning Difficulties are located in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Barnet. Please contact us for more inforamtion or to arrange a visit to any of our homes.