Exploring Communication With Autism

Care Worker and Child interaction

There are several different things that come to mind when you think about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), but one of the main things that people think about is communication. According to the Oxford Dictionary, communication is defined as “the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium”. Issues with verbal, […]

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Residential Support Worker for Autistic People

Therapeutic Support

Working with people with autism can be challenging, but this does not make the job any less rewarding. At Bright Futures we are constantly looking for enthusiastic people to become Support Workers. Every person we support deserves the absolute best, that is why we only invite the most dedicated people to join our team. How […]

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Would Residential Care Be The Right Fit For My Child?

Willow Tree Park

When you are taking the time to decide whether residential care is the right fit for your child, there are many different factors to consider. This is an incredibly difficult decision to make so there is no need to rush. Every child is different, there is no solid answer. Ultimately you are the person who […]

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Social-Emotional Toys

Water Toys

Toys, like play itself, serve multiple purposes for children. They provide entertainment while fulfilling an educational role. Toys enhance cognitive behaviour and stimulate creativity. They aid in the development of physical and emotional skills which are necessary in later life. Whether playing with an adult or with another child, toys provide lessons in sharing and […]

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Fixations and Repetitive Behaviours

Light Up Toys

Autism is a condition that can impact many aspects of day-to-day life. While each person who receives a diagnosis of autism may be affected in different ways, difficulties in regard to communication and development are commonplace. It is because of these challenges, that fixations can often become a part of life when it comes to […]

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The National Strategy For Autistic People

Silhouette

When it comes to developing strategies to help people with autism, there are numerous governmental and social bodies working to ensure that people with autism are given the opportunities they deserve.  One of these bodies is the United Kingdom’s Department for Health and Social Care. In 2021, they created the National Strategy for Autistic Children, […]

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Will Therapy Help my Child with Autism?

teacher speaking with pupil

When your child is given a diagnosis of autism one of the first things that you try to find out is the best ways to help and support their needs. One common suggestion is therapy.  When it comes to therapy there are lots of different kinds that are made to help with different issues. Some […]

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Creativity At Bright Futures Care

young adult completing sorting task

At Bright Futures Care, we care about making sure our residents get the best education that they can. Sometimes, this means helping them to get excited about school and academic studies, and for others, it means putting together an activity that’s a little different. We love getting involved in creative activities, from paper mache to […]

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Autism Diagnosis: Next Steps

young boy playing with train with two woman next to him

Reaching a diagnosis of autism is a challenge in itself, but discovering the best steps to take after this has happened can also be a daunting task.  When you first receive a diagnosis of autism, it can be a daunting word. Suddenly, your hopes and life may feel as if they have been changed forever. […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Adults

group of people on outdoor play equipment

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. It can cause many communication, behavioural and social challenges for those that it affects. This can lead some people with ASD to need a lot of help in their daily lives, whereas others need less. Several conditions that used to be diagnosed separately are all now considered […]

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