Specialist Support Service

We would like your help !

Perthyn Specialist Support Service is currently undertaking its 3 yearly re-assessment for Autism Accreditation with the National Autistic Society. As part of the assessment, we carry out a survey of autistic people, their families and other professionals who work with our service. We would welcome your feedback , if you are able to contribute then this is available on-line using the following links, which are available until 16th July 2018:

Autistic People

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/AutisticPersonPerthynSpecialistSupportService/

This is intended for any autistic adult or young person who attends your school or service. It can be completed by the autistic person or with support. Where possible the person who helps the autistic person to complete the questionnaire should be independent from the school or service being assessed.

Families of Autistic People

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FamiliesofAutisticPeoplePerthynSpecialistSupportService/

This is intended for the family member who represents the interests of the autistic person to complete.

Professionals

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ProfessionalsPerthynSpecialistSupportService/

This is intended for any professionals who work with your school or service as part of a multi-professional team but are not directly employed by you.

 

Who Are The Specialist Support Service ?

The Specialist Support Team currently consists of:

Director of Specialist Support Service – Sharon Donovan

Assistant Director of Specialist Support Service – Simon Hardwicke

Behavioural Specialist – Helen Rawlinson

Behavioural Specialist – Denise Holland

Behavioural Specialist – David Thomas

Behaviour Specialist – Cathy Wright (East Midlands)

 


What is the Specialist Support Service ?

Perthyn is committed to supporting individuals with a Learning Disability to live a valued life in the community. In order to do this the model of support adopted ensures that individuals have:

  • Community presence
  • Competence
  • Choice
  • Individuality
  • Status and Respect
  • Continuity
  • Relationships

However, due to their complex needs and challenging behaviour some individuals that we support may require a more intensive level of support to achieve these principles.

As such Perthyn has its own Specialist Support Service who are able to provide additional advice and support to individuals and their staff teams where a need has been identified. The Specialist Support Service works in partnership with external professionals reflective of a multi disciplinary approach.