About Us

A.S.D. Unique Services is a family run business. Our inspiration for opening our first home came from working directly with adults on the autistic spectrum. During this time we identified that there were very few specialist provisions locally that focussed on the uniqueness of each individual with autism.  On recognising this, we pursued our dreams and proudly opened our first specialist service in September 1998.  We feel privileged to have been able to support so many wonderful people and their families on our journey so far.

Dominic and Francesca Kennard 

Our Vision

To promote a world where people with learning disabilities and autism are valued members of their communities.






Our Mission

We are passionate in our commitment to enable each of our Service Users to live as independently as their disability will allow.

To provide long term specialist care for adults who have the capability to present challenging behaviours and display complex needs.

To identify the barriers created by the individual’s learning disability/autism.

To provide the necessary support systems to help each of our Service Users overcome their fears and frustrations; empowering them to live happily via more effective and acceptable methods of communication.

To provide encouragement and continually assess the needs of our Service Users and staff team.

Meet The Team

Dominic Kennard


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I am one of the two Company Partners of ASD Unique Services LLP. I have worked in the care industry since 1992 supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities and adults on the Autistic Spectrum and have worked as a support worker, senior support worker, team leader and manager.

My experience working at The National Autistic Society inspired me to open the first service in 1997. I work closely with my team on a daily basis to offer improved standards of care using the most up to date support techniques and applied behaviour analysis.

I am very hands on in the company and personally attend all reviews wherever possible. The Group Homes Manager and I complete all assessments together prior to placements being offered to ensure compatibility and suitability. I am proud to be offering long term care that is completely person centred.

Francesca Kennard


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I am one of the two Company Partners at ASD Unique Services LLP and have been running specialist services for Adults with Learning Disabilities and Autism since 1998.

I previously ran a care home for the elderly and it was this experience that lead me to want to open a specialist provision.

On a day-to-day basis I am largely responsible for finance and maintenance. I am driven to deliver the highest standards of care possible in an ever evolving industry and really enjoy the positive relationships with our families . No two days are ever the same and I feel privileged to be working with, and supporting, many wonderful people.

It wouldn’t be possible for me to do my job without the support that I receive from the skilled team that surround me.

Theresa Salter

Business Manager

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I joined ASD Unique Services as Business Manager in March 2019. My background is mainly in Human Resources in a variety sectors in both London and also locally in East Sussex. My role is to manage the operational running of the business and to support the Directors as required. I am based at our Head Office in Battle but I visit the services on a weekly basis and I am enjoying getting to get to know the services users and the support teams in all the houses. I am looking forward to upholding the standards already in place in the business, as evidenced by the recent award of Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Fiona Macartney

Group Homes Manager

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I am the Company’s Group Home Manager overseeing all of our specialist services.

I have been with the Company since 2002, and have been working with Adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health for 24 years.

I am a qualified trainer and enjoy delivering person centred training wherever possible. In 2017, I worked alongside Gary Lavigna (Co-founder of the Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis) and completed my Applied Behaviour Analysis and Assessment. In addition to this I also completed the Analysis of Severe and Challenging Behaviour. In February 2018, I completed a Positive and Proactive Care Managers Programme which enabled the company to review our current Positive Behaviour Support Focus. I have also recently completed the British Institute of Learning Disabilities Positive Behaviour Support Coaching programme in May 2018.

I enjoy a very close working relationship with the Partners and work with them on a day-to-day basis to offer the best level of care possible. I really enjoy seeing our Service Users reach their full potential and am passionate about assisting them to achieve their goals.

Sam Harding
Assistant Manager
(76 Canute Road) (43 Sedlescombe Road South)
Hilda Scullion
Assistant Manager
(St. Marks)
Jayne Field
Assistant Manager
(63 Collier Road)

About our staff


As a staff team we have many years of experience specifically working with adults with learning disabilities and autism. Together we offer a multi disciplinary collaboration to deliver the best service that we can.

DBS checked

All employees of A.S.D. Unique Services go through the rigorous Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at Enhanced Level before they commence their employment.

Fully trained

Every team member is fully trained to provide support to our Service Users. All staff receive a comprehensive induction and are part of the Company's annual training programme which includes all statutory training, autism specific training, and PBS.

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