News & views

autism

Here you can read the latest news, blog posts and views from our staff, the people we support and their families at our services across the UK. If you would like to contact the press team, please call us on 01543 484506, or email press@voyagecare.com

Our commitment to the STOMP pledge

Voyage Care is committed to the STOMP pledge, a national campaign to stop the over-use of psychotropic medication to manage people’s behaviour.  It is estimated that on an average day in England, between 30,000 and 35,000 people with a learning disability, autism or both are taking prescribed... More >

Autism– finding a way to communicate

Social situations can be challenging for people with autism. Autistic people can often appear to be self-absorbed and in a world of their own, unable to communicate and interact successfully with others. They may also have difficulties communicating non-verbally, such as making eye contact, use of facial... More >

Autism – sensory processing

Blog post by Gail Withington, BROCS Day Centre Autistic people often experience sensory processing disturbances, which means they are often over (hyper) or under (hypo) sensitive to external stimuli.  We support a number of people who are hyper sensitive to noise and the range and volume of the... More >

Autism jargon buster

ASC: Autism Spectrum Conditions ASD: Autistic Spectrum Disorders Accredited NAS Service: Service that has been accredited by NAS as meeting the appropriate NAS standards i.e. residential or community standards and is part of ongoing review by NAS ADHD: Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder... More >

Talking about autism

The language we use to talk about autistic people is important because it shapes and changes attitudes. What words do people prefer to use to describe people with autistic spectrum conditions? ‘Autistic’, ‘with autism’, ‘has autism’? The National Autistic Society (NAS) recently published some research... More >