Welcome to The Maples
Situated at Tokers Green, Reading, The Maples is a centre for the support and development of people with autism. We provide accommodation and support for adults, aged 18+, who are on the autism spectrum or show behaviours that indicate autism. We also support people with epilepsy, and individuals with complex needs who might challenge alternative services. Staff are trained to help service users achieve their aspirations and enjoy a high quality of life, and we respect each person's right to individual choice, dignity, independence and fulfilment. The Maples is a service within The Disabilities Trust's Autism services.
As well as being fully compliant with Care Quality Commission standards, our corporate Quality Assurance Department oversees a regular external inspection and ad-hoc visits set against the CQC's own quality outcomes. This ensures that standards are maintained and built upon regularly. The inspections and audits include seeking feedback from all stakeholders, including service users, families, and local authorities. Our quality report outcomes are also published annually.
The Maples has its own psychology and speech and language department, also available to the four houses in the community, which offers advice and support in intervention strategies. These include course that are accredited by educational institutions or are recognised qualifications such as QCF and GCSE equivalent. There are also opportunities to take up apprenticeships with local businesses. The curriculum includes functional skills, employability and life skills with a focus on teamwork, assisting with social inclusion and community integration.
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