S is in his 40’s, is on the Autistic spectrum (“Asperger’s”) and also has mental health problems.
Apparently, he’d tried computer classes before but has difficulties in social/group situations and generally in doing anything out with his flat.
Despite that, he felt he’d benefit from being able to shop and bank and look things up online.
His Occupational Therapist referred him after finding out that we provide home tuition/support and that Mike Ellis has previous experience in working with people with similar needs.
Through a similar process of tuning in to his particular interests, going at his pace and loaning him a device and mifi he has made good progress.
He put in his first online shopping order after the 5th session and reported that all went well. We’ve now completed the 6 sessions and left him considering options with the help of his OT for getting a device and broadband connection of his own, continuing to loan him the equipment and offer ’remote support’ with it meantime.
This case study shows that we offer ‘Complementary Services’ to people with additional needs.
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