Cornwall Autism understand the importance of multidisciplinary working both during the diagnostic process, but also afterwards, when signposting families to support and interventions. We have a broad knowledge of what is available to individuals and families locally and nationally and spend time guiding those we work with to the most relevant support for them during our feedback meeting. We also make detailed recommendations specific to each person we assess in our final diagnostic report.
We are very proud to have established links with local services who can provide individuals and families with a range of supports, some of whom include:
Vigere - Occupational Therapy
Vigere Occupational Therapy is run by Occupational Therapists Rosie Gibbons and Lou Thrower. Both are highly specialist occupational therapists and registered Sensory Integration Practitioners.
Vigere Occupational Therapy provides full assessment and intervention for children and young adults with a range of needs, including autism, learning difficulties, dyspraxia, ADHD, Acquired Brain Injury and a history of trauma.
Family Nest Therapy CIC’s mission is to help all members of the community feel included and enjoy the benefits of Equine Therapy.
Founder Sarah Baker has several qualifications including counselling, diplomas in equine first aid and stable management. Sarah’s son has a diagnosis of autism and after several failed attempts at finding a yard that was quiet enough for her son, she decided to open her own yard and create a safe space for all children, especially those with neurodevelopmental and mental health conditions, to enjoy. Co-founder Jessica Ryan is a SENCO with a wide range of training in children’s mental and physical health, and well-being.
Family Nest Therapist’s team of staff and volunteers, many of whom have neurodiverse family members themselves, aim to help children (and their parents) make friends, feel included, and experience the benefits that Equine Therapy can bring.