Intervention can take many forms, ranging from practical support for families, to developing and implementing practical non- aversive behaviour support plans for services.
Family work can involve meeting with parents to discuss how they are best coping with their son/daughters behaviour to helping them establish systems of positive behavioural support.
Work with services frequently involves assessing the nature of the difficulty to the service, staff training, development of behavioural support plans and assisting the service in implementing behavioural support strategies.
Direct work with individuals usually focuses on developing support systems for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism. Our direct work often looks at common problems such as anger management, sexual behaviour, feelings of low mood, managing adolescence and reducing anxiety.
In addition our practitioners have developed specific skills around issues of stress, coping skills, problems with arousal and difficulties with movement.
We recognise that the management of stress is a key mediator in the expression of symptoms for people on the autism spectrum. Direct intervention can often focus on moderating the impact of stress and assisting the individual to develop coping strategies.
In our direct work with individuals a key element of intervention is the development of coping skills relative to the person’s context. As such intervention is not generally exclusively limited to working with the individual in isolation but also involves those who support them.