So what have we learnt about autism across the life span this month?
- Autism can be detected as young as 18 months, the earlier you receive a diagnosis the more likely it is your child can receive an intervention that can influence the trajectory of their lives.
- As children enter adolescence they commence a transitional period where parents support them towards independence. This may look different depending on the severity of ASD in their child, but small changes can make a huge difference to quality of life for parents and the child.
- Just as in typical development, people with autism transition through different stages as they move from childhood to adulthood and their needs and interests change across the life span; from fitting in and achieving at school, or developing social relationships in adolescence to living an independent life in adulthood, what people need and want, and their goals and values will evolve.
In our work with clients we aim to meet people where they are at in their developmental and help them to move to where they need to be depending on their stage of life.
We hope you have enjoyed our month on autism across the life span. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Workshop Dates
This is a free workshop series, open to any parent or professionalworking with a child who has a diagnosis of ASD, is at risk ofdeveloping ASD, is on a waiting list for treatment, has a language ordevelopmental delay or whose parents or professionals simply have aconcern about.
26th June 1pm-12pm & then again at 7pm-9pm Teaching my child to talk
Teaching your non verbal child or your child who asks for few things
7thJuly 10am-12pm Why does my child do that?
Learning the function of your child’s behaviour and teaching replacement behaviours
21st July 10am –12pm & then again at 7pm-9pm What is Early Intervention?
What is early intervention? How will my child benefit? How do I get started?
All workshops will take place at the new clinic of NETworkInterventions. This is on floor one of The Ebbisham Centre in Epsom.There is an NCP car park in the basement.
Although the workshops are free, we need you to register as we havelimited capacity in our clinic. We are also offering a crèche, butagain we do need you to register your children.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available so please do let us know if you have allergies, Please bring your child’s own snacks.