This service depends on the APAFAC association, one of the organisations that make up the Autisme la Garriga project.
Due to the severe impairments of people with autism, the families feel incapable on many occasions of helping their children while carrying out very regular activities. As an example of these acts, we could mention many kinds of medical visits: analysis, electroencephalography, dermatology, dentistry...
It is very typical that during any medical activity, the parents cannot contain their child, due to behavioural disorders, problems that are worsened by the fact that in general medical centres are not equipped to tend to people with autism, since the healthcare staff are not used to having direct experience in treating them and do not have suitable physical spaces.
Likewise, it is very typical for the parents of a person with autism to not be able to take them to the barber, due to their behavioural problems.
This has made it necessary to support the families via a multidisciplinary team, which provides counselling to the families and support educators, in the activity of caring for people with autism in the aforementioned occasions.
In this way, they can carry out a series of actions that contribute decisively to improving the health of these people and, therefore, their quality of life and that of their families.