A real life story from: Blair Drummond
Kenneth has been attending Camphill Blair Drummond as a day student since September 2012. Kenneth has autism, and when first came to the community he lacked confidence and found it difficult to interact with others.
Since starting at Camphill, Kenneth has developed a keen interest in art and has been encouraged to do and try new things: craft classes with Cliff; woodwork with Greg; and the choir. Making friends or developing relationships had just never happened for Kenneth, but Camphill has completely turned this around. He now openly talks about other day students, residents and members of staff, and seems to have a very good rapport with everyone.
Kenneth is now a much more independent young man who very much enjoys trying to do things by himself without his mum. He is now less anxious, much more confident and enjoying his life.
I am encouraged to live life to the full.
quoted in Care Inspectorate report on Simeon Care for the Elderly, 2014