Sarah is our specifically appointed Autism Lead. Her experience and commitment helps to assist many of our Next Steppers who are on the Autism Spectrum.
“People on the Autism Spectrum can find it hard to make sense of the world around them. Everyday life can be confusing. My role as Autism Lead is to help make the time spent at Next Step as comforting and consistent as possible. We try to maintain a non-distracting, functional environment within our buildings, and lay particular emphasis on structured schedules and routines to enable individuals to anticipate what will happen next through the use of visual timetables for example”.
To assist individuals on the Autism Spectrum, and many other Next Steppers, we have a variety of adapted technologies.