What is Autism?
Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder and what to do if you have concerns?
ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder and can sometimes be referred to as Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The word ‘spectrum’ describes the range of difficulties that people with autism may experience and the degree to which they may be affected. Every person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is different to another and has their own way of seeing the world, which makes them interesting and unique.
When someone has ASD, it means that their brains are wired differently to other people. However, the symptoms of ASD vary enormously from person to person. Click to find out more.
What we do?
Why Choose Jigsaw Autism Services?
At Jigsaw Autism Services our core business is Autism Spectrum Disorders – that is our speciality. At Jigsaw you get a quality evidence based best practice assessments and early intervention services. These are provided by a qualified Autism Teacher/Practitioner, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist; highly skilled in their discipline.
Jigsaw offer a trans disciplinary approach which is an advantage to families because they can have all their therapy goals and treatment plans conducted by one service provider. A trans disciplinary approach provides (a) service efficiency, (b) cost-effectiveness of services, (c) less intrusion on the family, (d) less confusion to parents, (e) more coherent intervention plans and holistic service delivery, and (f) the facilitation of professional development that enhances therapists’ knowledge and skills. This model is regarded as best practice in early intervention services producing better outcomes for children and families.
One-to-One Therapy Sessions
Using research evidence based proven autism interventions derived from Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and supported with developmental play based learning to address the core challenges of autism, an individualised treatment plan is implemented. Parents/carers play a pivotal role in sessions. Parents are viewed as co-therapists where they are taught strategies and teaching/learning techniques which they can implement as part of their everyday experiences. Therapy is viewed as a natural way to interact and connect with their child through a highly supportive learning environment. Sessions are conducted in Jigsaw’s fully equipped learning centre which reflects best practice in early intervention autism specific treatment.