We received a request for support from an individual who had been in their house and not spoken to anyone outside of their immediate family for a number of years due to social anxiety.
To begin with they struggled to engage, which built to one-word answers over the telephone. The individual received 1:1 post diagnostic support which built enough confidence for them to join the Virtual Post Diagnostic Course with other autistic adults.
By the end, the individual felt able to actively participate in the course. They then received 1:1 support with social communication strategies which has seen their confidence and social communication skills grow week on week. The individual has now felt able to hire a PA to support them into the community.