C came to us in 2014, he had been diagnosed with Autism as well as displaying Behavioural Difficulties, Self-Harm and Attachment Disorder. C needed 1:1 support from staff as he found interacting with his peers and staff difficult.
Staff began by putting a plan in place to help C settle into his new environment and manage his behaviours. The plan included developing his skills out in the community including, engaging with new people, road safety, and managing stress in new environments.
C was also supported with expanding his independence within the home, with the right encouragement he was able to cook his own meals and improve his personal hygiene. This lead to more regular positive interactions with staff and other young people.
In 2017 after three years of consistency and dedication from the staff team, C was able to progress his independence in the community. He enjoyed being able to go to the shops alone to shop for himself and bring back items for the home. He also began to go jogging, for meals out on his own and was able to spend that alone time in the community safely.
With training and guidance from staff C also began to manage his own finances, setting budgets and sticking to them. C’s emotional well-being also improved, he was consistently able to self-regulate his mood and his psychological difficulties which was a major boost to his confidence. We have had the best positive outcome for C as he has now successfully transitioned home to live with his family.