What we offer
Autism at Kingwood is a charity which provides person-centred support to over 130 autistic adults and people with Asperger Syndrome, across the Thames Valley.
We provide excellent supported living and outreach support, where enable people we support to live in their own homes and make their own choices about the lives they want to lead.
The level of support we provide depends on the need and wishes of the individual. We have highly specialised teams who provide 24/7 support to people with autism and Asperger Syndrome who need a high level of care. They may live with others or on their own. We also provide outreach support to people who are able to live independently, but who need a little bit of extra help.
We are specialists in supporting autistic adults with complex needs and challenging lives and behaviours, and have seen positive outcomes for young adults who have joined our dynamic Transition Service.
We also employ a psychology and support team, which provides a service for people with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome. The team deliver the Oxfordshire Adult Autism Diagnosis Service & Support (OAADSS), as well as a support and advisory service for people with high-functioning and Asperger Syndrome.
Autism at Kingwood is committed to helping people we support to live as independently as they choose. We do what we can to enable people to access their local community. Our horticultural project and organised events throughout the year provide additional community engagement opportunities. We have been working with Dogs for Good on a project funded by The Kennel Club, supporting a small number of autistic adults through Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) techniques, to help them overcome specific challenges and develop life skills. Watch a video of Mark here.
We are proud of our 300+ dedicated employees, who support the charity in many ways. We invest in high-quality training and development. Our support staff are required to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills required by Skills for Care and the Care Quality Commission in the Care Certificate. Staff are also supported to gain higher level qualifications such as QCF Awards, Certificates and Diplomas.