Autism Spectrum Disorders

Colby and Louis have considerable experience working therapeutically with children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their parents and caregivers. Colby and Louis are able to offer advice and guidance to parents (including through modeling) about approaches to parenting that:

  • Develop social interest and engagement
  • Strengthen attachment relationships
  • Promote inner- state language and communication: and
  • Assist with affect/ arousal regulation, including the management of sleep difficulties, tantrums, meltdowns and emotional and behavioural dysregulation

In addition, Colby and Louis have considerable experience delivering play-based therapies to children with ASD, whereby the intent of such approaches is to promote social interest, engagement, trust, effective communication and self regulation of emotions and behaviours. 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Children who are eligible for it can access a therapeutic service at Secure Start® using their NDIS funding as Colby and Louis are bothy approved to provide services under this scheme.