Acorn Park Adult Services opened in 2008 as a care home for adults aged 18 – 65 with an autistic spectrum condition, associated social communication difficulties and complex needs. We offer a 52 week a year placement.
The emphasis at Acorn Park Adult Services is placed on developing and maintaining independence skills, supporting community inclusion and gaining life skills whilst recognising individual strengths and celebrating successes.
- 18 to 65 years old
- Four detached homes
- 52 week residential care
- Autism, associated social communication difficulties and complex needs
Our aim is to further develop the independence of our residents through an environment that is nurturing, secure and consistent. We place emphasis on positive relationships between residents and staff so that each resident is highly involved with their care package and has a firm circle of support to succeed.
Communication is a highly important skill, staff support each resident to use the Picture Exchange Communication System, evaluating their ability and exploring options within this system.
Makaton and Intensive Interaction are also used throughout the service in order to engage and develop relationships, offer choice in a controlled and holistic manner and promote independence.
Staff work with each resident to create Person Centered Plans and goals, mark progress and evaluate where more support may be required, seeing the positive and celebrating each small step as a success.