How can the Davis Autism Approach® help your loved one?
The Davis Autism Approach program was created by Ron Davis, an autistic man to help other autistic individuals.
This program uses a gentle, non-intrusive approach that empowers each individual to participate more fully in life in the ways they choose. It deeply respects and develops each person’s individual character and essence.
This program is ideal for autistic individuals over the age of eight. Younger clients can complete the Davis Stepping Stones Program, which has been designed to deliver the beginning steps of the Davis Autism Approach to young children.
Clients who have completed the Davis Autism Approach Program have experienced too many positive changes to list here. These are some examples of the types of improvements Davis Autism Facilitators regularly see in their clients’ ability to participate more fully in life. These outcomes are in the process of being verified through independent research:
Greater sense of self
Reduced sensory overload symptoms
Reduced or less intense emotional meltdowns
Greater capacity to cope with change
More willing to try new things
Greater ability to cause a change in your life
Increased ability to take part in daily activities and create order in your life
Better interpersonal communication skills
Lower social anxiety
Better able to establish and maintain relationships with others
How can your loved one access the Davis Autism Approach program?
As a family member of an individual on the autism spectrum, there are two different pathways you can take to give your loved one access to the Davis Autism Approach Program:
Pathway One - Contact a Davis Autism/Concepts for Life Facilitator
Fully trained, caring Davis Autism Facilitators work individually with each client and a support person. The Facilitator will aim to address the needs of each individual, while also giving their support person the tools and training to provide effective support at home.
The program can be structured and delivered in different ways depending on the needs of each client.
Pathway Two - Enrol in a Davis Life Concepts for Autism Workshop
Our highly skilled Davis Autism Workshop Presenters run these 5-day workshops worldwide. They provide you with the knowledge and tools to be able to take your loved one through the Davis Autism Approach program at home.
What does the Davis Autism Approach Program involve?
The main elements in the three-step Davis Autism Approach program are:
Step 1 – Individuation
Developing a greater awareness of ‘Self’ and mastering self-regulation tools to improve personal focus, stress management and energy regulation.
Step 2 – New Foundations
Clay mastery of a series of life concepts, complemented with learning experiences that are fundamental to understanding and participating more effectively in the world. These concepts include: change, consequence, cause and effect, time, sequence, order/disorder, experience, motivation, and responsibility.
Step 3 – Building Bridges
Understanding different types of relationships, and social and emotional development.
"Simply put, the Davis therapy has allowed us to meet our son for the very first time. We thank God everyday for answering our prayers by introducing this program to our family."
Daniel and Sara, parents