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AUTISM SUPPORT

Welcome!

If you are looking for autism support, guidance, or to expand your learning through training and workshops, you are in the right place! Elisa Ferriggi has been supporting families and professionals since 2003 and has a vast range of experience.

 

CORE VALUES

PARENTS ARE THE BEST RESOURCE A CHILD CAN HAVE

The first relationship between parent and child is the most important one and from that other relationships develop. I believe that parents really are the key to a child's development and when that relationship is nurtured and parents learn how to establish the guiding relationship connection and learning can really accelerate.

VIEWING THE CHILD HOLISTICALLY

It is important to take into account the child's full history, relationships, co-occurring conditions, diagnosis, health and mindset to provide the most suitable level of support for a child. I bring in my experience as an RDI Consultant, HANDLE Screener and other trainings to the child's needs. I also know where my limitations are and recommend to bring in other professionals where needed to give the child the best possible outcome.

WHOLE FAMILY APPROACH

No family member left behind! Too often 'therapy/ treatment' becomes the focus around the autistic child. I believe that it is important to value every family member so that all needs get met to avoid future issues between relationships.

DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH

Understanding neurotypical development is crucial in knowing how to support autistic people. I believe a developmental approach is the key to improving quality of life.

PEOPLE DO THE BEST THEY CAN WITH THE RESOURCES THAT HAVE AT ANY GIVEN TIME

We can learn from our past experiences and continue to grow from them. We learn new things every day and that shapes how we move forward. For parents and professionals believe that you did the best you could with the knowledge you had at the time and let go of anything that doesn't serve you. For autistic individuals, know that they are doing their best at any given time, if they could do it more easily they would.

QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOME RATHER THAN QUICK FIXES

By focusing on long term goals and using a developmental approach to address many of the missing milestones and core features of autism through the guiding relationship, this will improve the quality of life outcome for the family and individual. Quality of life refers to employment, independence, friendships, relationships, sound mental health etc. Although there may be a need to address something in the short term as a quick fix occasionally the predominant focus needs to be addressing areas that improve long term quality of life.

 

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“The quality of our family life has improved significantly.  Kyle has significantly fewer meltdowns, is happier, less angry, more flexible, more capable of dealing with changes in his routine, and more independent.”

Nikki & Kevin

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 02, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Online workshop
    Short workshop
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  • Mar 17, 11:00 AM
    Online event
    Facebook Live Chat
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  • Apr 13, 10:00 AM
    Online Event
    Join Elisa Ferriggi from Think Autism to help us find the best ways to explain autism to brothers and sisters, increase understanding and strengthen family relationships
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  • May 04, 10:00 AM
    online event
    Join Elisa from Think Autism as she explores the important ways we can communicate with our child when verbal communication is limited.
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  • Time is TBD
    12 week course
    Time is TBD
    12 week course
    Join the waiting list to be first to know about when CORE Steps is available again.
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AUTISM SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS

Range of 1:1 tailored support and various packages available depending on needs

CONTACT ME

07961027007

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Think Autism Ltd
Company Registration Number 6871476