Adults living with autism often have difficulty finding information about programs and supports that would allow them to live as independently as possible. Autism Speaks Housing and Adult Services initiative will focus on resources that impact all facets of adult life including employment, housing, and post-secondary education.
Autism is a serious impact on mental health of children and adults of the disease, its incidence in children has more than childhood cancer, AIDS and diabetes combined, their condition is also a little less than endanger the three diseases. So we need to care for them are doubly, and promote social harmony and healthy development.
From: David Preece
A common question I’ve vbeen asked is whether adults who have not used the TEACCH approach as children can be introduced to TEACCH, or whether it’s unsuitable in adult services.
My answer is that I have worked with adults and introduced the TEACCH structured teaching approach to people who had reached the age of 25-35 with no experience of TEACCH. As the approach is designed around the individual’s autism, it is very appropriate, and no, it’s never too late!
From: Marie Howley
Agreed! I have been working with a day service provision for adults with ASDs, learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. Structured teaching approaches have increased independence, vocational skills and vocational behaviours and reduced the number of behaviour incidences.
Working with adults with autism who display chalenging behaviour implementing a highly structered envoirenment has signifently reduced behaviours. The learner is able to identify segmitised area’s which also can be assoicated with working activities. To break this down into attainable stages a schedule with pictorial pictures breaks it down into stages.From: Simon Clark