Tristan’s holiday to Finlake Holiday Resort, Chudleigh, Newton Abbot.
5th December 2017
Finlake Holiday Resort is set in 130 acres of beautiful Devonshire countryside on the edge of Dartmoor. It offers nature trails, outdoor tennis courts, fishing, horse riding, just to name a few.
The staff carried out a lot of planning and preparation for Tristan to enjoy his holiday, starting with a sleep countdown, which helped Tristan to prepare himself. A4 visuals were a key part of giving him daily choices for activities and days out. Smaller versions of these symbols were added to his communication book in order that he was fully aware of his daily schedule and activities.
Tristan enjoyed many activities such as, Go Ape Tree Top Adventures, zip wiring, horse riding, swimming and the John Deere exhibition – which is one of his biggest passions!
All in all – a great week and a huge achievement for Tristan. He even helped out around the cabin, setting the table for breakfast and helping keep it tidy.
The team have worked so hard over the past few years to enable Tristan to access all the things he enjoys, whilst minimising the risk and managing periods of very challenging behaviour.
Well done to all involved.