The complexity and uniqueness of each individual with autism can make it challenging to determine the most effective support strategies. To shed light on this topic, we have interviewed renowned autism expert, Professor Tony Attwood to share his valuable insights.
In our exclusive interview, Professor Attwood highlighted some important points that support services have to consider to improve the overall quality of support for neurodivergent individuals. He also emphasized the importance of recognizing that each neurodivergent individual is unique, and their conditions manifest differently. With this information in mind, support services need to:
Have a complete understanding of these differences and cater to them accordingly. This means moving away from the one-size-fits-all approach and instead focusing on individualized support. For example, providing accommodations that can make a significant difference in the lives of neurodivergent individuals, enabling them to function more effectively and comfortably.
Provide regular training and support for their staff. This ensures they have the necessary tools and techniques to support neurodivergent individuals effectively and allows staff to feel more confident and capable in their roles.
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