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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How Autism Can Impact Hearing

Alternative Communication Techniques

It is commonly known that Autism Spectrum Disorder can come alongside a multitude of additional disorders and symptoms. When these additional symptoms are noted extensively enough to be considered part of a separate disorder, they are often referred to as comorbidities. Autism itself, as well as comorbidities such as Sensory Processing Disorder, can have profound […]

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What does the Transition to Residential Care Involve?

Willow Tree Park Gardening

If you’re thinking about a care home for your child, start looking for ones that you think would best suit your child’s needs. We often talk about a ‘gut feeling’ as a parent and our advice is to get out and see the different types of provisions, talk to staff teams, and understand the culture […]

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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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Becoming a Children’s Care Worker

Outdoor Activities

What is the best thing about your job?  For our amazing team members, there is one answer to this question that stands out more than most: it’s the reward you feel when a person you have helped makes progress.  This feeling is no more profound than when it comes to our children’s care workers.  Working […]

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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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Why Do We Need Residential Support Workers?

Sack Race

At Bright Futures, we are always on the lookout for amazing people to join our incredible Support Worker team. It is a role that is a vital part of what we do.  But what is it that our Residential Support Workers bring to the team?  Well, the list is endless, so we’ve put together some […]

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