Autism NSW

Bets Gregory

Autism NSW is based in Sydney, Australia. Bets Gregory – Davis Autism Approach Facilitator has successfully helped many high functioning autistics to participate more fully in life. These individuals change their lives and become more self-aware, confident, independent people.

These autistic individuals and their families are extremely happy with the effect of Davis Autism Approach methods. Changes usually start to occur quickly and continue for years. Bets loves helping individuals with autism or Aspergers, in a gentle, supportive manner.  They keep their innate gifts, talents and personality, just becoming less overwhelmed and more in control.

What is the Davis Autism Approach?

The Davis Autism Approach addresses these problem areas:

  • self awareness
  • social interaction
  • communication
  • behaviour and interests

Davis Autism Approach Orientation ToolThe child or adult with characteristics of autism, starts to make more sense of the world around them. The highly structured and carefully sequenced activities, develop the knowledge and understanding that will allow the autistic to participate in life more fully.

Individuation:

The first step is to help the autistic individual become more self aware and so become more ‘present’ and engaged. Davis Facilitators call this ‘individuating.’  In normal development, a child goes through steps of becoming aware of self, identifying that he or she is separate to others. This can be done using a method that is unique to Davis Autism Approach. Once this self awareness happens, changes in behaviour start to occur. This overcomes some of the initial blockages, that can occur in normal development for an autistic person. If you would like to know more about this process, or to book a consultation to start this process, contact Bets at bgregory@autismnsw.com or by phone on 0466 249 122.

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Once self awareness happens, the autistic individual moves to addressing the next stage in development. A set of life concepts help to bring about steps that occur as part of normal childhood development. For some autistic individuals, there may have been a blockage that occurred to halt this development.

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This set of life-concepts is important for predicting and anticipating situations. To ensure all concepts are in place, each concept is  addressed thoroughly in clay and in real life settings.  Each concept can be applied to any area of life. This step helps the autistic individual to make more informed decisions and to understand their consequences. The autistic or Aspergers individual becomes more social and more independent. The goal is to help the individual participate more fully in life, whatever their choices may be.

thumb_IMG_2507_1024The final step of the Davis Autism Approach is to work through some relationship concepts. These help the person with autism to make safer, more informed decisions. They are the finishing touches for the Autistic individual – helping them to participate more fully in life.

The Davis Autism Approach has been used successfully now for many years. Autism NSW has used these methods in Sydney, Australia to help many autistic individuals change and develop.

If you would like to book in for the Davis Autism Approach program in Sydney, or if you would like to discuss in more detail please contact  Bets Gregory by phone on 0466 249 122 or email bgregory@autismnsw.com, to arrange a consultation.