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Therapeutic Social work
The Autism SA Social Work team delivers unbiased and person-centred support to assist individuals and families in managing complexities in their environment and supports individuals on the autism spectrum to meet their goals.
Our services are available at any life stage, and help to ensure that there is a holistic approach to any support individuals and their families receive.
Therapeutic social work services for individuals on the autism spectrum
With a focus on empowering individuals, social work is a person-centred support assisting people to achieve their goals, using a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions.
The social work team provides participants with opportunities to build their capacity, and assists families to address areas that are preventing them from meeting their health, social and disability needs and outcomes.
We also work with individuals and their families to determine the goals for their support, which may include assistance in managing both NDIS and mainstream services.
As part of the process for determining which supports and services will be of most benefit, our social work team can undertake a Bio-Psycho-Social assessment, where requested. This assessment is holistic and considers all aspects of an individual’s needs, providing recommendations that will support an individual with positive outcomes.
Social work is a person-centred support assisting people to achieve their goals, using a wide range of evidenced based therapeutic interventions.
What sort of support does therapeutic social work provide?
We work with individuals and their families to determine the goals for their support, which may include;
- Understanding and managing relationships
- Conflict resolution for individuals and families
- Understanding your disability or the disability of the person you care for
- Building capacity of family members
- Building resilience through support in managing life stressors
- Assistance with life transitions
- Increasing independence
- Developing confidence and self-esteem
- Understanding and developing a sense of identity
- Supporting in the management of behaviours of concern, including understanding public v private behaviours and safe behaviours
- Safety planning
- The completion of a psycho-social assessment
There is a focus on developing positive ongoing relationships and trust between social workers and participants, and members of our team have training and experience in a range of fields, such as counselling, monitoring wellbeing, and family support. All of our social workers are registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
Social Work services can be accessed at school, home, by telehealth or in the community. For children of school age, we can provide support both in the home and at school. For early years participants, a social worker can act as your key worker and provide support in navigating NDIS services.
How is therapeutic social work support accessed?
For more information about supports and services at Autism SA, please contact My Pathways on 1300 288 476 or email@example.com.
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.