About Autism at Kingwood
Autism at Kingwood helps people with autism and Asperger Syndrome to live the lives they choose. We provide highly skilled support across Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, delivering person-centred services and finding solutions for complex and challenging situations.
Our services include supported living, where we help people to live as independently as they can and make their own decisions about the lives they want to lead. The range of support ranges from 24 hour care, to a few hours of outreach for people who need a little extra support to help them live independently.
We also have a highly skilled Autism Psychology and Practice Team who deliver the Oxfordshire Adult Autism Diagnosis Service, also providing post-diagnostic support, guidance and advice.
In Berkshire a specialist team support our Transition Service, delivering support and life skills to young adults who are transitioning from residential school/college to their first supported living home. The home is purpose-built, based on collaborative research with the Royal College of Art and the University of Bangor, designed to create a positive effect on the health and well-being of young autistic adults. This important research reports on ideal living and outdoor environments for autistic people and can be sourced here.
We are committed to enabling people to access their community and participate in leisure , recreational and developmental activities wherever possible. We run two social clubs, two horticultural projects and organise social events throughout the year.
Autism at Kingwood is a caring employer to over 300 people and we really recognise the value of our staff. Encouraging personal development at all levels, we provide extensive training to staff throughout their career. Staff stay with us and we are proud of our low turnover rate – half the average for this sector. We work hard to maintain staff motivation to demonstrate how valued staff are.
Of course, the autistic people we support is at the heart of everything we do. But the Autism at Kingwood values extend to the whole Kingwood family – people we support, staff, families and supporters – and the value that underpins everything we do is kindness.
Our relationship with the families of those we support is incredibly important to us and we like to work in partnership with families wherever possible.
What sets us apart is our commitment, confidence and desire to support autistic people, with a high level of professionalism and a lot of compassion. We are increasingly recognised as the charity that can support autistic people with highly challenging behaviours and are increasingly approached to support people with these needs. We will continue to provide this vital support wherever we can.