Autism Therapy Unit provides therapy services to help primary, secondary students and young adults with autism cope with issues in their lives. The therapy aims to improve their social interaction, communication skills and to improve their flexibility.
A team of psychologists and autism trained therapists conduct therapy one to one, in pairs or in small groups depending on the needs of the individual. Depending on the age of the clients, the topics covered include:
- Self awareness
- Problem solving
- Understanding and managing emotions
- Working and playing with others
- Managing Bullies
- Protective behaviour
- Preparing for work life
Support services for students attending sessions also include training for their parents, teachers and peers. This is to help others gain a better understanding of the young person and learn how they can have more successful interactions with them.