What causes autism spectrum disorder?
So far, no one knows what causes autism spectrum disorder. Research in autism spectrum disorder is underway and results so far indicate there is no single cause. Several factors such as genetic inheritance and environmental aspects may contribute to differences in the way people develop.
What is known, is that autism is not due to how someone is brought up, their social status, nationality or cultural backgrounds. About 1 in 100 individuals are born with the condition, it’s not a decision they make, and it is not their fault. It’s not an illness and cannot be ‘cured’.
Being autistic affects people in different ways. Some individuals are highly functioning individuals, whilst others may suffer mental health issues or learning difficulties.
Depending on where they are on the autism disorder spectrum, you or your family member may need differing levels of support.
Cygnet Care (North East) can support you with a range of strategies and approaches to help you or your loved one live life to its fullest.
Call us 0191 908 9384 to talk about your home care support options for you or your family member coping with autistic spectrum disorder.
What is autism spectrum disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong disability affecting how people perceive the world around them. It affects how they develop and how they interact with other people. It’s termed a spectrum disorder because some people are more profoundly affected than others.
Autistic people often feel overwhelmed by the world. They can become anxious and agitated in everyday situations. This often makes school and work much more difficult. Family life and social life are harder to cope with. Communications, understanding expectations, and tendencies to take things literally can lead to daily struggles.
Autistic children are often just considered to be ‘very naughty’ by observers, whereas adults with autism report they feel misunderstood.
Autism Support at Home - how we can help you or your loved one with autism spectrum disorder
Our aim is always to ensure you, or your family member has the support needed to make a positive difference to your lives. It can mean the difference between loneliness and isolation or a fulfilled life, between being dependent on family members or developing the skills and confidence to enjoy your life.
Support in your own home - helping autistic adults to live independently in their home with our expert carers
A wealth of research shows the benefits of structured support to a person with autism. It can enrich your life, support your family balance and be a genuinely pleasant experience to maintain a happy lifestyle.
Whether you live alone or with others, we can help you to live comfortably and confidently.
We can support you a few hours a day, a few hours a week or offer round the clock 24-hour care. We’re here to support your needs.
Call us on 0191 908 9384 to talk about your home care support options for you or your family member coping with autistic spectrum disorder.
Respite break services
Everyone needs a break now and again. It can re-energise you and your carers. We offer short respite breaks of a few hours a week, overnight stays, or several days.
Whilst you may not welcome changes to your routines or environment, your family or carers may just need to take a break themselves. If you fancy a break too, we may be able help you with that. With well planned, well-structured activities for you to enjoy with support from out expert carers.
Call us on 0191 908 9384 to talk about your respite break service options for you or your family member coping with autistic spectrum disorder.