Child-Psychotherapists or Child-Psychologists specialising in autism needed for our volunteer team
With future opportunities for training and employment
Our goal at Transforming Autism is to intervene very early in instances of autism and to unlock the true potential of autistic children. For more details on our approach to and perspectives on autism, please see our TED talk and our selection of articles, or read our detailed introductory brochure.
One of our key goals, which you can support, are to bring the pioneering intensive early intervention Mifne Method - based on the principles of Attachment and Containment - to the UK in our own Centre. There are more details about this below We are also working to create a unique and comprehensive hub of support online for parents, covering all they could possibly need to know in their journey bringing up their autistic child in a trust-worthy, well-researched and easily accessible and assimilable way.
Other areas of focus are our webinars and our school and nursery support services. We hope to grow our services as resources allow.
You could bring your invaluable expertise as therapists with hands-on experience of working with autistic children to help us develop all of these life-changing projects, or to input more generally into making our vision successful.
Our new series of Webinars for parents, answers their questions on various aspects of bringing up their children (there is the possibility that this will later lead to face-to-face visits to parent groups, which could be paid engagements).
In addition to our excellent current therapists, we need more who resonate deeply with our aproach to autism to lead these webinars.
Our first webinar from Friday 7th Dec - Communicating With Your Child
There is an immediate need for therapists to contribute to and lead these. Videos of the sessions will be made available so you will also be able to use them as part of your showcase.
We have an ambitious plan to build a fully comprehensive online portal of support for parents of autistic children, which will include original and thoroughly researched material on dealing with all aspects of bringing up an autistic child. Again, the input of therapists who are closely aligned with our approach to autism will be instrumental to the success of this.
Schools' & Nursery Support
We will soon also be looking to develop support materials, and eventually training courses for schools and nurseries to enable their staff to recognise the true potential of the children in their care and to understand and support them in the best possible way.
The Mifne Centre
Our approach to autism is based on that of the pioneering Mifne Clinic in Israel, who we are working with and 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).
This news report from Israel TV follows one family during their visit to Mifne to show their transformation.