At Autisme la Garriga, people affected by ASD live together with specialised professionals, who understand their peculiarities and their difficulties, and who work permanently to give meaning to their lives.
At Autisme la Garriga, every person is important in their own right, with independence of their abilities and problems.
People with ASD are citizens with the same rights as others. For that reason, for the services given to them, integration in the community must be a first order goal.
Users of Autisme la Garriga are actively involved in the life of the community and participate in festivals and popular events.
For adults, working activity is an essential element to gain adequate social value. For this reason, users of the occupational workshops at Autisme la Garriga carry out regular, varied work adapted to their skills and preferences. The workshops on agriculture, paper handling, textiles, gardening, etc., allow them to develop their skills in a comfortable and stimulating environment, and this has a clear effect on their social and labour integration.
People affected by autism have a lot of difficulties in communicating amongst themselves. Many of them don’t develop oral Language, and for that reason it is essential to teach them alternative systems of communication.
At Autisme la Garriga, we create individualised programmes that provide users with the communication tools most suited to each case.
Increasing communicative skills reduces anxiety and behaviour problems and increases their quality of life.
Personal autonomy is one of the fundamental objectives of all education. Independence in carrying out one’s daily personal and community activities is one of the elements that allows one to achieve individual freedom.
People affected by ASD have many difficulties in increasing their autonomy. For this reason, at Autisme la Garriga this field is one of the priorities of the individual therapeutic programmes in which behaviour techniques are applied that are scientifically compared and adapted to each individual.
The happiness of our users is the main objective of Autisme la Garriga and the professionals of the various services work hard to achieve this goal.
People affected by ASD can enjoy life like anyone else in their human and physical environment, but to achieve this they need to be taught skills that people who don’t suffer from this type of disability learn spontaneously. They need a structured world, and at the same time a flexible one, and a predictable one. They need to do significant activities. And they need to be understood and respected. If these requirements are met, like they are in the Autisme La Garriga services, people affected by ASD and their families can be enormously happy and hopeful.