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Autism

Bridges for Learning provide a range of services that help children and young people who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or those where there may be concerns regarding Autism Spectrum.

We use evidenced based approaches that are focused on the functional development of relationships, social and communication skills and emotional regulation. This approach allows opportunities for children to learn skills in real and meaningful situations, such as play based activities or daily routines including interacting with others, organising themselves for school or  during meal times.

Do any of the following ideas or behaviour resonate with you?

  • My child doesn’t make eye contact.
  • My child plays by themselves and never seems to need me for anything.
  • My child plays differently with toys. He loves watching wheels spin, he could watch them forever.
  • Someone told me they think my child is Autistic.

What is Autism?

ASD affects many area of a child’s life and impacts on how they cope with everyday situations.  Children and young people who have ASD usually display communication, social interaction, behaviour and sensory difficulties. Intervention frequently focuses on a combination of therapy and behaviour support with:

  • Developing joint attention and engagement
  • Communication- both with others and understanding others
  • Interactions with others
  • Play skills

We can assist with:

  • Developmental assessments to support a diagnosis from a paediatrician
  • Autism assessments to support diagnosis from a paediatrician
  • Therapy
  • Inclusion support into the community e.g. school or child care
  • We specialise in supporting diagnosis for girls on the Spectrum.

For more information, or if you’d like to speak to one of our Autism experts, please get in touch.

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