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What is autism spectrum consulting and facilitation?
Autism SA’s highly experienced and qualified autism spectrum consultants and facilitators provide support to students with autism, as well as their schools, families and carers. Our team of specialists utilise evidence-based strategies to enable autistic individuals to be the best they can be.
Our consultants and facilitators develop strategies, practices and supports for children on the autism spectrum in an education setting.
We work collaboratively with the different people with whom students engage at school in order to develop strategies and implement targeted practices and support that are appropriate to the individual. This can include working with and providing support for:
- Individual students;
- School support staff;
- School leadership; and
- Special education coordinators.
What are the benefits of the service?
Autism spectrum consultants and facilitators support individual students, families and educators to develop skills and strategies in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to:
- Emotional Regulation and coping strategies
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Reducing behaviours of concern
- Coping with change
- Supporting sensory needs
- Developing social skills and problem-solving
- Developing and maintaining friendships
- Group participation and interaction/play skills
- Organisational and independence skills
- Self-care skills
- Promoting motivation and engagement in the education setting
- Developing Theory of Mind
- Understanding autism
- Supporting access to the school curriculum
- School transition
- Attendance at Multi-Disciplinary Meetings (One Plans/Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), return to school)
Support can be delivered in an education setting through individualised 1:1 support, in a small group setting within the classroom/school environment, at our Hubs, or at home.
Our consultants and facilitators also work closely with families and educators to help generalise new skills across all contexts, so as to make a real difference to the understanding, practices, and capacity of individuals and families at home, in the classroom, and across the wider school community.
Support can be delivered in an education setting through individualised one-to-one support, in a small group setting within the classroom/school environment and at our Hubs, or at home.
How can I access the service?
For more information about supports and services at Autism SA, or to register your interest for a program, please contact our My Pathways on 1300 288 476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autism SA is accredited and registered as a provider through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). This means that you can pay for services at Autism SA with your NDIS funding, or you may pay yourself, through fee for service.
Schools can also submit a request for service for short-term intensive support from our team that is funded through Ministerial Advisory Committee: Students with Disabilities, State Government Grant funding.