Aspirations for the future...
Here are a few ideas we would like to see implemented in our lifetime!
Respite housing for ASD adults. (Sometimes our families need a break from us, and sometimes we need a break from ourselves, so this respite care would include an option for otherwise independent people to receive care and have some restful time out).
We also need to establish Supported Living facilities for adults , especially as they become older and no longer can stay at home in the care of their parents.
Employment opportunities/training, probably, initially, in software testing as this is a model which is already proven in several countries. We welcome the advent of Specialisterne to New Zealand and hope to see more services offered by them.
Educational mentoring/tutoring/career guidance, to include younger Aspies who need extra support while at school, and guidance into the "best fit" kinds of jobs.
Our own premises as a focal point for all such Aspie and HFA support services- toll-free lines for people to access from anywhere in the country; a specialist library and bookshop, (which would include lovely stimming toys); a comfortable rest/conversation room with coffee, tea and chocolate drinks available; Aspie specialists in legal and benefit advice..etc!
We could call it... Aspie House!
19.02.2011 The Aspire Trust is now registered as a Charitable Trust, CC 46192 !
28.05.13 The Aspire Trust is now an Incorporated Society.