Initiated by the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK), ASDESI is a support program providing services to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The ASDESI program provides a range of services for families caring for a young person (up to the age of 18 years of age) with ASD. Services are tailored to the individual needs of each family an include:
Parent and Carer Information and Education
Parents and carers meet with our trained educators, either individually or in a group setting. The aim is to support parents and carers to gain information, to develop strategies and to develop support networks.
Social Support Groups
Developing social skills is often challenging for young people on the spectrum. Our individualised social groups aim to support the development and practice of appropriate and relevant social skills.
ASDESI recognises the highly individual nature of the ASD’s. Case Management allows family strengths, challenges and circumstances to be identified so services can be effectively and individually planned.
Young people with an ASD may need particular types of training to help them learn how to manage day-to-day life. The ASDESI skills-based courses are designed to give young people skills they can practice at home and at school, making everyday life more manageable and understandable.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) make up a group of developmental disorders which are characterised by varying degrees of impairment in:
- Social Interaction;
- Restrictive and repetitive behaviour patterns.
Thinking and learning ability varies from gifted to severely disabled. Early intervention, parental education and social skills training have been demonstrated to be of value to help children maximise their potential.
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