Sally

Sally

Hi, my name is Sarah. I have worked at Autism Plus for eight years. I work in a small team as a Programme Facilitator, supporting four people who have autism and disabilities.

I have supported Sally since I started. Sally has autism and Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development - she is unable to speak or sign, so right from the beginning I knew that I would need to do my very best to get to know Sally, to understand her needs and how best I could help her live her life as independently as possible.

There really is something special about my job: to have the privilege of making a real difference in someone’s life and helping that person to live their life the way they want to, it doesn’t get much better than that.

"I would give them 100 per cent. They are amazing, they have changed my (family member’s) life. My (family member) has achieved so much, because they have put in so much. It was a year since (family member) moved in and they had a really big cake for (family member), to celebrate."

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