Autism & Asperger Syndrome
Autism is known as a complex developmental disability. Experts believe that Autism presents itself during the first three years of a person's life. The condition is the result of a neurological disorder that has an effect on normal brain function, affecting development of the person's communication and social interaction skills.
No two people with autism will have exactly the same symptoms. As well as experiencing varying combinations of symptoms, some people will have mild symptoms while others will have severe ones.
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder' because the condition affects people in many different ways and to varying degrees.
As soon as we meet a person we make judgements about them. From their facial expression, tone of voice and body language we can usually tell whether they are happy, angry or sad and respond accordingly.
People with Asperger syndrome can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others which can lead to high levels of anxiety and confusion.
Unified Care’s highly experienced team are highly trained in identifying and caring for people living with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Many of our service users suffer from varying levels of these conditions and the care plan we produce reflects the level of support they require as an individual.
We a person is first referred to, or approaches Unified Care, a full assessment is made and a decision reached as to whether that person will need residential care, supported living or simply that extra little bit of help with everyday day living that home care can provide.
If you have any questions about these conditions or about how Unified Care can support you or a loved one, please feel free to get in touch.