Interventions & Strategies
Autism NI is aware of the growing number of interventions being associated with the treatment and management of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals with Autism, each with their own unique personalities, will require access to a menu of specialised strategies, interventions and support throughout their lifetime. Autism NI is therefore committed to the provision of information on current interventions and has responsibility to enable parents, professionals and individuals with Autism to make informed choices.
Below are some of the most popular therapies and interventions currently being used by the Autism community in Northern Ireland.
- Applied Behaviour Analysis - ABA - 028 90324882 www.peatni.org
- TEACCH (Autism Programme) - www.teacch.com
- SonRise - To find out more information Click here and to watch a video Click here
- Floortime - http://www.stanleygreenspan.com/ and to watch the DIR video Click here
- Music Therapy (Allied Health Professionals) Carryduff - 028 90814417 www.nimtt.org
- Yoga Therapy for Autism and ADHD - www.littleglowyoga.co.uk
Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
Autism NI’s first priority is to support individuals with Autism and their families. To do this, we pride ourselves on delivering training that is of the highest standard of accuracy to ensure the information will be effective in supporting individuals with Autism. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a relatively new diagnosis with limited and ever changing information regarding diagnosis, interventions and recognised treatment plans. Currently, we are researching PDA further and consulting with a range of professionals on the issue. For more information, please visit www.pdasociety.org.uk
- Learning Breakthrough (NI) - www.lbreakthrough.co.uk
- Camphill Communities NI - 028 90768741
- Lee Opticians (Orthoscopic Lenses) - www.leeopticians.com
- McCrystal Opticians (Mid Ulster - Schoolvision & Orthoscopics) - 028 87722379 www.mccrystalopticians.com (Please see attachment below)
- Sólás - Special needs charity providing youth clubs - 02890247600 - www.solasbt7.com
N.B. This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated. To find out more information about these strategies and interventions, please find the Journeys link attached.
Autism NI wishes to make it clear that parents/carers are responsible for the decisions they make with regard to using any of these strategies or interventions.