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Autism Support

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Autism Support

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition characterised by the triad of impairments, where the people we support may have difficulties with, imagination, social communication, and social interaction and commonly have restricted and repetitive behaviour which can often help them to deal with the sensory and emotional overload they may feel from interaction with staff and the world around them.

We support people who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum.

We understand that some autistic people need little or no practical support, but require support to increase their social understanding and network of support, while others may need high levels of support from experienced and skilled staff who support the person with the everyday challenges that interaction causes them.

Our support teams receive specialist bespoke to the person training in the condition and how it affects the person their perception and ability to manage their everyday life. There are many challenges people can encounter, sensory sensitivity to light, noise, touch, balance issues, anxiety and rituals/narrow interests, fluctuating mood and agitation and aggressive behaviour.

Our experienced team will offer predictability, motivation, understanding of the persons skills and where they struggle to imagine and how this affects their perception of the world, people and how they communicate this, verbally and through their behaviour. We work hard to understand what the person we’re supporting is experiencing to develop a comprehensive personalised support plan; our staff are trained to adopt an approach focusing on an individual’s strengths and develop coping strategies to manage the areas they find the most difficult.

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Our disability support services…

Learning Disabilities

Our teams have extensive experience of working directly with people who have learning disabilities and complex needs.

Physical Disabilities & Epilepsy

We believe in supporting the whole person, not their conditions so these do not stand in their way.


Our support for people with autism enables them to better understand the world around them.

Complex Care

Our specialist teams provide support to children and adults with a range of complex health care needs.

Supported Living

We enable people to live independently in suitable accommodation for their needs.

Outreach Support

We here when individuals need support at home and family members need a break for short periods of time or longer.

Young People & Transition

Our aim is to provide comprehensive support in the transition from children to adult services.

Transforming Care

Our well planned robust support services enable more people to live safely in their community.

My Diary

Supporting a person with a learning disability and other complex needs can often mean support is delivered by a number of Support Workers, family members and involved professionals.

We wanted to address the essential requirements of the people who use our disability support services, staff, families, involved professionals and commissioners, all whilst maintaining transparency about the services delivered, provide access to our quality assurance monitoring and measure outcomes. We wanted to be able to demonstrate that we provide a consistent, reliable approach hence why we developed our own innovative software, My Diary.

My Diary is designed for service users, with a colourful interface, intuitive “drag and drop” icons, and a host of sophisticated features that allow us to record and report on every aspect of our service delivery.

My Diary delivers real results, in real-time, for a wide range of people who use our disability support services. Our Support Workers are trained to use the system with individuals, which provides valuable feedback to us, to users and all those involved in their lives subject to confidentiality and access agreements with the individual, as their preferences are paramount. We will ensure My Diary enhances the support of their goals and does not inhibit their independence.

My Diary is an exciting interactive assistive technology. To learn more please contact us.

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Autism Support Worker with service user

Good to hear that clients & staff are making the best of things. Please pass on my thanks to your teams for their dedication.”
Head of Strategic Commissioning Disabilities, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

Why so many families trust us…

Personalised Care 

Everyone’s needs are different so our care is personalised and unique to each person. Our high quality home care is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.

Quality Assured

Choosing support is a big decision, so we have strict performance guidelines and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission to give confidence that our services are quality assured.

Excellent Training

Our care and support teams are carefully selected and receive excellent training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We don’t use agency or freelance staff to protect our quality reputation.

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