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Autism/Intellectual Disability Services

At Fingal Home Care we can offer an additional support service to children, parents and families living with Autism/Intellectual Disabilities. Whether your child is pre-school, attending primary or secondary school we have trained Carers who can assist you in your home.

About Autism - Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects the development of the brain in areas of social interaction and communication and is marked by severe difficulties in communicating and forming relationships with people, in developing language and in using abstract concepts. Characteristics include repetitive and limited patterns of behaviour and obsessive resistance to tiny changes in familiar surroundings or routines.

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Autism is often referred to as the 'hidden' disability because people who are on the autistic spectrum show no significant physical difference to their peers, rather it is their behaviours that mark them out as different.  The 3 main areas of difficulty for people with autism are referred to as the 'triad of impairments'.

 

  • Social Communication
  • Social Interaction
  • Social Imagination

We have developed specific Client Diaries for our Autism Clients, which give a detailed summary on communication skills, any special needs, likes/dislikes and learning targets. So if your designated Carer is on leave, your alternate Carer will have clear and concise details on the individual care plan. We also carry out a detailed health and safety risk assessment prior to commencement of care, to ensure that our clients are kept safe and well.

Fingal Home Care have specially trained Carers who possess both first hand personal experience of a child with Autism, extensive knowledge and training in Autism in areas such as;

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At Fingal Home Care Our Trained Carers Can Offer Support In:

  • Individual Education Programmes (IEP) - priority targets are set by a teacher/psychologist/OT etc.  
  • ASDAM modules (Alternative Schemes Development Accelerated Network) - again priority targets are set by a teacher/psychologist/OT etc.
  • We can offer support on the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales which measures a persons adaptive and maladaptive behaviour.
  • Communication: Receptive, Expressive, & Written.
  • Daily Living Skills: Personal, Domestic & Community.
  • Socialisation: Interpersonal Relationships, Play and Leisure Times, Coping Skills.
  • Motor Skills: Gross Motor and Fine Motor.
  • Maladaptive Behaviour: Internalising, Externalising and Other Behaviours.  

Read More about all the Services we can provide you with in your own home.

 

CONTACT US

For further information on availing of our Home Care Services for you or your loved one, please contact the Client Care Manager for your Area. They will arrange for a prompt assessment of your needs and discuss the types of supports we can offer you.

Alternatively, please submit your request for a phone or email response via our Contact Us page.

 

 

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