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Autism Initiatives UK 2017-01-22

"real partnerships, unique solutions, positive outcomes"

  1. xudo

    xudo something and nothing

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  2. OkRad

    OkRad Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Dang. Wish I lived there. Supportive housing? Good luck with that in the US or Canada. Those are my two options, so a future on the streets looks realistic to me.
     
  3. Sofi

    Sofi Well-Known Member

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    I go to a social group and help service run by Autism Initiatives UK. It's great.
     
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  4. toothless

    toothless this is mr shadow,my support cat

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    i do not like autism initiatives, they act like they support autistic people all over the spectrum but that wasnt true in my experience.
    two ladies from the company came to assess me some years ago-i was already in a godawful care home for people with learning [intellectual] disabilities and the manager thought i was a burden on the staff and service users because of my autism so they applied for extra outreach staff from autism initiatives.
    the assessment was quick,as soon as they saw me they said they dont support people with low functioning autism and severe challenging behavior,i was upset as i felt like i was a bad person because i wasnt accepted.
    luckily for me though,i ended up with outreach support from the national autistic society and they were amazing with me.
     
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  5. When In Rome

    When In Rome Well-Known Member

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    Okay let me briefly tell of my situation. I was in supported living for two years where none of the staff were trained in autism. They have now started training and taken in more autistic residents as I was the first. It never worked out - I had to live with a schizophrenic and others who were not on the spectrum, I could not relate to anyone and it made me ill being there.

    What I do know is that they took all our welfare money to stay there. I am better off now living on my own with two hours daily support from local autism community care.

    So I am wondering why there would be a negative view on an autism initiative? I would have thought that a dedicated service for people like us would be a positive thing particularly if it helped with housing.

    Of course like anything it would depend on how it was run as we do read and hear a lot about charities whose main aim is really about profiteering.
     
  6. toothless

    toothless this is mr shadow,my support cat

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    i have a very negative view on autism initiatives as i am low functioning autistic and have complex classic autism [it was severe at the time i was assessed]; autism initiatives took a dim view on my autism when i got assessed by them,yet they claimed to support the autism spectrum, ASD isnt just another term for 'high functioning autism' or 'aspergers',you either support ASD or not in my opinion.

    im supported by creative support now,im on constant 1-1 support day and night in my own apartment in a supported living facility owned by them,and creative support has always tried to suggest they are autism friendly, the last care home i lived in was owned by them and it was supposed to be autism specialist,but they had no understanding of my autism differences and difficulties,nor of my learning disability,not long after i was kicked out [because of severe challenging behavior related to my LFA none the less]the home was shut down for being unsuitable for autistic adults.
    their autism training that they give staff sucks,its very basic stuff,ive complained about the staff where im living now not understanding even the tiniest bit about any level of autism,and said i want them to be put on extra training as im fed up of having issues with them, but the manager said shes got to wait till the 'financial year' or something like that.

    if a company is supposedly for autistic people,it isnt necessarily a good company,i actually prefer mencap for their support and understanding,they understand my autism presentation much better as they only support autists with learning disability.
     
  7. artfull dodger

    artfull dodger Well-Known Member

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    I wish the USA would remove its head from it's arse and start more programs for adults on the spectrum. The lack of it is one reason I am stuck in a bad relationship right now. Cannot afford or manage finances and trying to get my own place, let alone a job I can hold for more than a year is just not happening right now. It all so overwhelming! Mike