Autism or Aspergers

Since our beginnings, Yarrow has specialised in supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum, many of whom do not use speech to communicate. We place great emphasis not only on in-depth assessments of need, but on planning and preparing for a smooth, stress-free and unhurried transition. Next, our team focuses on highly structured and sensitive engagement, ultimately working towards understanding the person beneath and their interests, skills and dreams. Indeed, we have many examples of people who had become isolated, but who are now very involved in their local community. Yarrow is particularly renowned for managing people’s environment and for recognising that small steps can lead to huge confidence boosts.