Over the past three years, Autism at Kingwood have worked very intensively with John. As a result of Autism at Kingwood’s work, John has really developed as an adult. He now has an active life in the community. He has begun to use verbal communication along with Makaton.
John has gained several ASDAN qualifications in the Transition Challenge including:
- Making Choices
- Feeling Good
- Independent Living
- Sound, Rhythm and Music and Meal Preparation and Cooking.
John will soon be ready to move away from Kingwood College into his own home.
Edward has been supported by Autism at Kingwood for eight years since moving in to Beeching Way, Wallingford in 2008. During this time, he has become more confident in communicating his needs through body language, signing and gestures. Edward now understands staff requests a lot better, with the help of Makaton signing, gestures and the use of photographs.
Edward has also become a lot more confident with accessing the community.
Edward’s favourite activities out in the community are:
- Wheels for All (Cycling)
- Horse riding
- Taking a walk along the riverside
- Theatre trips
Edwards biggest achievements out in the community include his trips to the theatre, which he really enjoys – The Lion King in London twice and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream coat in Oxford.
Over the past five years, Edward has completed and achieved five different ASDAN modules, which have empowered him to develop his independence skills and further increase his confidence.