Els for Autism | South Africa believes that every child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can learn and deserves access to effective education. We recognize that every parent and family member plays an important role in helping their child reach his or her fullest potential. Therefore, Els for Autism | South Africa provides families of children with ASD with comprehensive training on how to use best practices in education and management to help them to teach their child. Our program focuses on a variety of areas from daily living skills, the understanding of language, communication and academic competencies, to play, leisure, social and emotional skills.
We currently offer three different type of parent-led supports, in order to try offer the type of support most in line with your needs:
Guided by the RUBI Autism Network parent training workbooks. The RUBI Autism Network is used by facilitators to provide parents/caregivers a structured, 11-18 session parent training model. Each biweekly session between facilitator and parent focuses on guiding the parent in applying techniques and tools to help manage the child’s challenging behaviours. The treatment manual is designed to be delivered individually to parents in weekly or biweekly in-centre visits. Parents are given homework assignments between sessions that focus on applying techniques to specific behaviours. As of 2019, all families joining our centre will begin with the RUBI training.