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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.
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 social work provide?
Autism SA social workers act as a point of contact who will assist individuals and families to arrange, manage and access a range of services and supports. 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.
Social workers can also help you to coordinate your receipt of services, and act as case managers to ensure that you are able to access appropriate programs and support.
For children of school age, we can provide support both in the home and at school, in areas such as safe behaviours and body safety. For early years participants, a social worker can act as your key worker and provide support in navigating NDIS services.
How is social work support accessed?
For more information about supports and services at Autism SA, please contact 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.