Gentle, Non-Invasive Approach to Autism
The Davis® Autism Approach is a non-invasive, gentle approach designed to allow autistic individuals to participate more fully in life.
This one-on-one program can be conducted by a Davis Autism Approach Facilitator or by a parent or loved one who can be trained and mentored by a Davis Autism Facilitator-Coach.
There are 3 parts to the program:
- Individuation - This is a focusing technique, which allows the individual to develop an accurate perception of their senses. Along with clay modeling, this builds a stronger awareness of “self”.
- Identity Development - With a stronger awareness of self and accurate perception, a greater understanding of the world can be developed. Thirty “life concepts” are created through clay modeling and real-world exploration. This builds on and strengthens existing identity and understanding.
- Social Integration - When the first two stages have been completed, there is a sufficient foundation upon which to build an understanding for establishing relationships with others. Key concepts, which are the foundation for all human relationships, are explored through clay modeling and can be built upon depending on the needs or requests of the individual.