Help us to establish a transformative treatment for very young children with autism, based on the principles of Attachment and Containment
With future opportunities for training and employment
Our goal at Transforming Autism is to empower young people with autism to be recognised for, and live to, their true and full potential. We work to continually advance the public and professional understanding of autism.
Our initial objectives are as follows:
- To create a clinic (based on Israel’s successful Mifne Clinic) treating very young autistic children
- To launch an awareness campaign on the potential of early intervention
- To launch a comprehensive online portal of support and guidance for parents and carers
- To develop a unique autism awareness training programme for school teachers and SENCOs
The Mifne Clinic
We are working with the pioneering Mifne Clinic in Israel, which has transformed the lives of hundreds of autistic children from as young as a few months old up to toddlers for the past 30 years. Together, we will bring to the UK this compassionate method that respects and builds on each child’s inner-resources and natural interest in the world, and evokes the best within them.
A 3-week family-based intensive treatment at the clinic opens up new unsuspected possibilities for the child and equips parents (with ongoing supervision) to continue treatment as part of the child’s life.
The Clinic has treated hundreds of children and their families with excellent results (Apter et al., 2001) (Alonim et al., 2004, 2011, 2010, 2007).
Who we are Looking For
People with a strong personal or professional interest in autism to join our team of volunteers bringing our vision into reality. We need support in all areas – in the creation of the clinic, the development of the awareness campaign and the Hub, and the creation of our distinctive schools’ programme.
Qualified or nearly-qualified child psychotherapists or child psychologists who join us may also register to be considered for full training in the Mifne method in Israel and then employment at the Mifne Clinic here in the UK once the location and opening date are confirmed.
Watch our Ted talk, The Beautiful Reality of Autism, describing one family’s treatment at the Mifne Clinic
Visit the website of the original Mifne Clinic