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Davis Autism Approach®

Program Background

It’s the only known program for Autism designed by an Autistic individual.

 

Trained as an Engineer Ron Davis has developed a program to allow individuals to reach their full potential through gentle and respectful instruction, with the aim not to simply conform to neurotypical norms but to understand them. From there individuals can decide how they want to engage in relationships that allow them to flourish. Through this process people are better able to understand their own true voice and let their personality shine.

 

Nothing needs to be ‘fixed’ about these individuals.

Each person on the Spectrum is BRILLIANT in their own right.

 

We are confident that all individuals will be able to reach their true potential, through the use of strategies and learning. What those living with autism do require are methods and strategies that they can employ to better understand and communicate with ‘neurotypical’ people. Many neurotypicals have not been unable to understand the world people with autism experience. 

 

Ron Davis’ work has been able to provide a road map for individuals on the spectrum helping to enable them to express their ideas and thoughts. Opening a line of communication to their loved ones.

 

We know that many on the spectrum crave social interaction, but are overwhelmed by the nuances of socialization. They want to be more sociable but are overcome by anxiety and fear, causing them to withdraw from social settings. It’s not that most don’t want to be sociable – it’s that the nuances are too confusing. 

 

That’s where the Davis Autism Approach® provides the understanding and strategies to better understand how the methods of socialization and other daily activities operate. We use models to understand and exemplify complex human emotions and behaviours.

Emotion:  self created energy 

The model shows a thought bubble of 'not having the ball' (top left) to the bubble of 'having the ball' (top right). The thought then produces a change of feeling ( front bubble) of 'not having the ball' to 'having the ball'. Emotion is the movement of energy in the feeling of going from sad/not having to happy/having the ball.

As well in this model we explore that we are unable to 'feel an emotion' without first "having a thought". Hence by exploring our primary thoughts we can better deal, or even change our secondary emotional response.

In this model the desired object is the ball. The stronger the desire, the more energy that will be created inside of self, which will then have more potential, to cause a change of having the desired item.

If you are unsure about whether you or your child might be on the spectrum, please check out Autism Canada Foundation’s Online Screening Tool

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Program Delivery

Benefits and Results

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