We believe that individuals with autism and or intellectual disabilities make positive contributions to community, therefore our inclusion agenda is centred around supporting the people we support to play an active part in their community.
Research continues to highlight increased diagnosis of autism, those diagnosed invariably experience difficulties in communication and social interactions which make it harder for them to interact with their peers and increases the likelihood of their social exclusion in future years.
Most people with autism can be supported to acquire the various skills that will help them to get on with other people and hence be more socially included (Mc Conkey et al., 2011). Young people and adults with autism and or intellectual disabilities will experience more difficulties in areas of communication than others. They will also experience problems with integrating skills from one category with those from another. Therefore, within Trinity Support & Care Services, all our staff focus on promoting each person’s form of communication.