Aspect

Asperger Syndrome Support Service

A service of the Cork Association for Autism

Mission: Aspect provides specialist support and intervention to approximately 300 adults in the Cork and Kerry area while also promoting awareness, education and understanding of Asperger Syndrome.

Aspect is a support service developed specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome/ High Functioning Autism. Asperger Syndrome is a spectrum condition which can present in many different ways and to varying degrees. It commonly effects social communication, social interaction, social imagination and sensory processing.

Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome can vary from person to person and as with everyone, personal patterns and challenges alter and develop with experience and maturity. Because of this, the key workers at Aspect strive to provide a wide range of services to best suit their client’s needs.

Aspect clients liaise with qualified and experienced key workers who help provide information and guidance in the areas of:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Independent living skills
  • Communication and social skills
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Social and community involvement
  • Leisure and recreation

Those engaging also have access to various Aspect services and groups that are facilitated by the team. These services include:

  • Counselling
  • Social/communication skills training
  • Training courses, workshops, seminars
  • Sensory integration interventions
  • Social groups
  • Regular social outings
  • Leisure and outdoor activities
  • Client and relatives support meetings

Links with housing authorities, local universities, employment agencies, etc. have been established by key workers to provide well informed and productive advice.

There are also supports for relatives through Group Meetings which provide access to information and guest speakers with expertise in related areas.

Contact us on the below details for more information and to request an Aspect application form.

Contact Details

Aspect

A Cork Association for Autism Service,

73 Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork.

Tel: 021 239 3678, Fax:021 239 6462

E-mail: info@caaspect.ie