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    VBA staff got together to mark the tenth anniversary of the Mental Capacity Act. The Act protects vulnerable people over the age of 16 around decision-making, ensuring that every adult, whatever...
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    Tom, Lauren and Joel continued the birthday celebrations with a trip to the bowling alley. The young people all had a great time.
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    Two of our young people have just celebrated their birthdays. Joel held a birthday party with lots of treats and games, and Tom celebrated his birthday with a trip to the...
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    This young man started working at a local supermarket once a week, and this has now increased to twice a week. He has a picture visual of the jobs he is...
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Vision Beyond Autism (VBA)

About Us

Vision Beyond Autism is a registered charity and community interest company that provides specialised support to children and young adults with autism. We are parent founded and run, Care Quality Commission registered and professionally staffed. We utilise ABA/PBS in supporting children and young people to access the goods and services they need to secure their progress. So we do not run institutions, and do not run schools or colleges. Instead we specialise in supporting people’s access to school, college, community activities and leisure activities and consult with those seeking to integrate ABA into other settings. Our commitment is to helping children and young people become as independent as possible.

We cover Wilmslow and the surrounding area, Stockport and the surrounding area, South Manchester and Macclesfield. If you are interested in the services we offer but live outside these areas, please do still contact us as we may be able to consider your request for services.

 

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What is autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability (or difference) that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently from other people. Autism is for life; it is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Many autistic people feel that being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

Autism is a spectrum condition so although all autistic people share certain difficulties, being autistic affects them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning that different people need different levels of support. Everyone on the autism spectrum learns and develops. With the right support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

Our vision

Respect for each individual

The cornerstone of our vision is respect for the individual and the firm belief that acquiring skills enables an individual to have more choice and a richer life. We offer dignity, respect and aspiration and select staff who are committed to these concepts and are prepared to train to a high standard.

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