James attends Poten’s Day Opportunities Service in Old Conwy, North Wales, where he has been busy taking part in a whole host of new activities.
James has autism and can find change difficult, so staff at Acorn have been using ‘Now and Next’ – a communication board that has been designed in line with his specific needs, so he can understand what is happening during his day to reduce anxiety.
Natalie Hall, Acorn Manager explains, “James attends a walking group session every week but he wanted to take part in a new activity.” Working with his staff team they looked into the option of fishing.” James has never fished before but really enjoyed his first session. He was showed how to use all the equipment and even caught a fish!” Natalie adds.
Fishing is now a regular event in his weekly schedule and through the consistent support from his staff team he has gained a new experience and has learnt to adapt to new and different environments. Well done James!