About Autism at Kingwood
Autism at Kingwood helps autistic people and people with Asperger Syndrome to live successfully in their own homes across Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire.
Our caring and highly-skilled social care staff provide supported living, helping people to live as independently as they choose and to 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 are renowned for providing support and finding solutions for complex and challenging situations.
Additionally, we employ an Autism Psychology and Practice Team for people who might need additional, intensive support. We deliver the Oxfordshire Adult Autism Diagnosis Service, on behalf of Oxford Health 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 transitioning from residential school/college to their first supported living home.
We are proactive in enabling people to access their community and to participate in leisure, recreational and developmental activities wherever possible. We run two social clubs, horticultural and DIY projects, a programme working with assistance dogs, and organise social events and gatherings 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, we provide extensive training to staff throughout their career. We work hard to maintain staff motivation to demonstrate how valued staff are.
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.