Family Support Wales-Supporting Children and Adults in the Community

Family Support Wales offers a range of services to support your child in community activities. Our staff are trained to deal with challenges and potential difficulties that may occur. Our staff are experienced in supporting children whose lives are impacted by such difficulties as autism and ADHD. We understand the benefit of social inclusion and Read more...

Autism can be diagnosed using eye trackers!

Autism can be diagnosed using eye trackers, University of Waterloo researchers say!

Neuro-typical children focus on a person's eye while autistic children look at the mouth, study finds Researchers at the University of Waterloo say they have developed a new, "kid-friendly" way of diagnosing autism in young children. It uses infrared technology to read the way a child's eyes move as they process the features of a person's face. "A Read more...

Stopping overmedication of autistic people prioritized by ‘outstanding’ care home

A care home service in Northamptonshire has put ending the overmedication of people with autism at the heart of its care, with inspectors rating the provider outstanding. Alderwood provides residential care and supported living for young people and adults who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour. The Care Quality Commission found ‘staff were passionate and dedicated to their roles and had belief in the ethos of the Read more...

Working For You!

Unless you live with the challenges and difficulties of children and adults who have Autism or ADHD you won’t get close to understanding the full physical and emotional impact it has on your life 24/7. Families can often cope with the physical demands, they can sometimes catch up with some of the many hours of lost sleep, they may be able to replace or repair damaged toys, TV’s and bedrooms, they know the bruises will heal eventually but managing the Read more...

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