Who are we?
The Autism Consortium consists of highly experienced and qualified Professionals and Staff who will work collaboratively with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disorders of social communication….
Why are we?
The Consortium was formed in recognition that effective knowledge, information, practice, assessment and intervention is widely needed for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions….
How it works
The Autism Consortium uses an Associate model; a number of like-minded professionals who are co-ordinated and managed in order to fulfill project plans….
- Working collaboratively is more effective for individuals, groups and whole services than working as an individual professional.
- Expertise brings outcomes for groups and individuals, when the expertise is matched to the task, following an effective task analysis.
- Each member provides ‘good work’ based on robust, evidence-based practice, cutting through ineffective and undermining processes.
- Professionals are honest and realistic with the professionals and parents we work with.
- Professionals understand that physical and emotional safety of all the people we work with is paramount and follow robust child and adult protection reporting procedures.
- Project based, whole team approaches are more effective than a case by case model.
- We value coaching, mentoring and improving the skills of front line to drive change forward for specific individuals.
- All work is based upon having an intelligent, thoughtful conversation of what a service needs, and what they might do differently.
- Services and staff teams must take responsibility for change, and locate that within themselves, rather than responsibility resting with associates.
- We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all people that The Autism Consortium works with.
- We understand that each and every person is different and requires an individual and tailored approach; the characteristics of each person’s Autism ‘profile’ varies and the that the disabling impact of these characteristics require thoughtful individualised assessment and intervention.