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Why is profiling a person’s Autism useful?

 

To improve outcomes and opportunities for students with autism, we need to improve our understanding of how their autism affects them. This is where autism profiling can help!

Autism Progress is our autism profiling tool. It helps education and care professionals to assess the true impact of a person’s autism and guides the development of targeted support strategies.

 

Highlights:

 

Autism charities and SEND professionals helped with development

Autism Progress was developed in collaboration with three autism charities: Autism Wessex, Scottish Autism and the North East Autism Society. Experienced Special Educational Needs Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists also helped to finalise the content.

Understand individual’s capabilities

The most detailed current picture of an individual’s capabilities is created by profiling their strengths and weaknesses across four key areas:

  • Communication
  • Social interaction
  • Flexibility of thought
  • Emotional regulation

Develop Personalised Support Plans

Ability-relevant support strategies are also provided to help professionals with the design of Personalised Support Plans. The aim is to remove barriers to learning, enhance wellbeing and ultimately enrich each individual’s quality of life.

Don’t just take our word for it

“This profiling tool is both relevant and useful for the assessment of individuals with autism. The support strategies it recommends provide a solid foundation for individual students’ development.” Phil Baker, Head of Education, Hope House School, Nottinghamshire.

Watch our webinar: An introduction to profiling Autism with Autism Progress

Hear from education consultant Jasmine Miller, who was involved in the development of Autism Progress in her role as Principal of New Struan School - a school in Scotland run by Scottish Autism. Jasmine shares her experience of supporting best practice for people who are autistic. She also looks at practical applications of profiling in different settings and their success stories. WATCH NOW

Find out more

Read all about Autism Progress and download a FREE handbook on our website www.autismprogress.org. There’s also a button you can click to book a FREE online meeting, to have a chat and get answers to any questions.

 


 

 

 Book a FREE online meeting to find out more about how Autism Progress can help you improve outcomes and opportunities for students with autism

 

 

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