Supporting young adults with autism is essential for their independence and becoming valued members of the community.

Support can come in different forms, whether that’s during times of respite care or 24/7 support at the Stepping Stones Community Living house.

An important aspect of supporting young adults with autism is allowing them to create a lasting and trusting relationship with their carers. Meetings should be held with each young adult to understand their needs and triggers.

Importance of Personalised Plans

Personalised plans for young adults with autism allows them to receive bespoke care that is tailored to them.

The personalised plan will take into account the person’s strengths, skills and mental and physical impairment, family and social context and educational context.

What Support Is Available?

Support can vary depending on individual needs and circumstances.

It may include help with:

  • Everyday tasks such as cleaning, cooking, etc.
  • Joining social groups
  • Helping with social isolation, including practising social communication skills.

Support should not be forced as new techniques, such as enabling young people to join social groups and integrate into their local community, should not be forced and should done at the pace of the individual.

At Stepping Stones, we provide help and support for young adults with autism, contact us today for more information.

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