We are on a mission to offer autism and learning disability services to people, providing the opportunity for continued personal development. So they can build meaningful friendships and create the confidence to embrace new experiences. No matter what their age. Because each person that walks through our doors will be given the tools to thrive. And that’s in whatever aspect of their life they choose.
Our autism and learning disability services programmes are always constructed around the individual. So we help them create their own pathway. These include:
Equip to Learn
Equip offers young people, between the ages of 16 and 25, personal support programmes. So, we operate in partnership with Bucks, Berks and Reading Colleges of Further Education. Above all, our programmes are designed to prepare people for greater independence in their future lives.
Our programme enables progress and therefore helps to develop a person’s life journey. Because of this, we cover key areas that include employment, travel training, well-being, relationships and personal safety. In addition, we provide access to sports, the arts and DIY skills.
Finding employment can be hard, especially for people with a learning disability or autism. As such, our service is focused on removing stigmas and showing employers the value of each person. Because we support people with learning disabilities and autism find the right chances for them.
We help people speak up for themselves, by gathering their voices for councils and agencies. It has been at our core for over 22 years. So, we offer engagement groups, autism training, consultancy services and experts by experience. In addition, we offer advocacy support.
We work with people who are 14 years old and over in schools. Our service is designed to help them transition and therefore deal with the fears of moving into adulthood. We work with hand-picked partners and our programmes help people develop and grow. As well as learn new skills.
Sports and Performing
Our range of sport and arts sessions are powerful. Because they offer a way to maintain physical and mental wellbeing. Specialist coaches work to build confidence, as well as provide an avenue for expression and personal growth.
Evidence Based Outcomes
We have a broad range of different services. Above all, they are designed to ensure that people living with a learning disability or autism have the chance to flourish. However, one thing remains true for everything we do. And that’s the need to support our work with evidence that it drives the right outcomes. All our work is formalised in key documents and is measured to show tangible outcomes. And we don’t just provide things for people to do. We provide a journey that people can take. Above all, focused on creating the very best outcomes they can achieve.
We deliver Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) programmes in all our college work and have an outstanding success rate working alongside the tutors at colleges. The attainment of the EHCP targets in community living and education can be life transforming.
Because of this, we prepare Individual Learning Programmes for everyone we help. So we can consistently monitor progress and have meaningful targets for people to aspire to. Because we find that’s the best way to make a long-lasting change and create meaningful outcomes.
Our approach is different to that of many other organisations. Because we don’t just provide a number of different activities that people can do. For us, just passing the time is not the long-term answer. Rather, we focus on the individual and the journey they take. We create our learning programmes after spending time understanding individuals, and call upon specific services and activities to support that. Ultimately, we want everyone we work with to become as independent as they possibly can. In light of this, our success is often demonstrated when someone doesn’t need us anymore.
Talkback Digital is our unique, online delivery programme that helps to achieve a number of clear goals for our members. And it’s all part of our mission. To ensure that every single person who chooses to engage with us has the tools they need to thrive. And that’s in whatever aspect of their life they choose.