Positive System Approach: Working with Individuals who have Autism

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Use of PSA in Individuals with Severe Autism. Development of PSA dating back to early 1980's Many individuals with severe autism were being treated with aversive types of behaviour modification and medication.Use of psychiatric medication has been reported as approaching 26-40% in community reside

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9. PHILOSOPHY OF PSA The underlying philosophy of PSA is that every individual functions within a system, and behavioural change cannot occur without first considering all aspects of that system and its synergistic effect (i.e. – the individual affecting they system and the system, in turn, impacting on the individual.

17. Peter’s Story

18. Peter’s Story PSA Introduced Peter moved to new home Home staffing and approach designed around PSA All agency staff trained in PSA

19. Peter’s Story Case Manager/Primary Counsellor choice is critical Professional Supports are critical Family Supports are critical Medical/Psychiatric supports are critical

20. Pete’s Movie

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