Our Practice Team and Psychology support
As a specialist provider of autism support, Autism at Kingwood employs a dynamic and effective Practice team and specialist psychology support.
The Practice team includes two Autism Support Practitioners, who work shifts in supported living houses when there is a need for enhanced, specialist support and assessment. Although we consider and train all our staff to be autism specialists, this fresh, expert input can really help the support workers in that service to consider alternative approaches and find positive solutions.
Two Autism Specialists provide training and guidance to staff, with a focus on developing an understanding of autism, Asperger Syndrome and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). They deliver PROACT Scipr training, which trains staff in proactive skills for working within their services, using PBS methods.
The team project-lead our animal assisted intervention programme with Dogs for Good, where dogs are used to support people to gain confidence and independence.
Clinical psychologists Dr Sally Powis and Dr Kate Gordon provide individual clinical input to people we support with mental health challenges.
Autism at Kingwood delivers the Oxfordshire Adult Autism Diagnostic & Support Service (OAADSS) on behalf of Oxfordshire Health. This includes some limited post-diagnostic support for newly diagnosed autistic adults by our team.