“The staff at Autism Care UK worked with me to get my own place after I left residential college. They helped me to learn new things. Even when I found things difficult they always stayed positive and helped me understand what my Asperger Syndrome means for me.
First I moved to Heath Farm for six months, back then I needed a lot of structure to cope with my emotions. The staff worked with me to find a place of my own for the first time in my life. Now, I live in a house with another guy who used to live at Heath Farm. We both have our support through Autism Care and now I only have four hours of support a day.
I have written one book and am trying to get it published – I have just started writing another. I work as a self-advocate too.
It was Heath Farm that helped me be as independent as I am today. I help them train their staff in what it can feel like to have Asperger Syndrome so am actually on the payroll now!”