How we can help
AEIOU Foundation specialises in delivering early intervention for children with autism who are aged from 2 – 6 years. Each child is supported with an individualised plan to develop essential life skills, establishing independence, confidence and inclusion.
Children receive high quality, consistent early intervention, delivered by a transdisciplinary team. This team, comprised of multiple professionals shares responsibility by planning, developing and implementing supports for children and families.
It’s our priority to support your whole family unit, so parents and carers at AEIOU receive regular support and training opportunities, which means you can tools, and develop skills to achieve therapy goals in the home.
At AEIOU, within the first 12 months of being enrolled, 89% of children are successfully toilet trained, or are undertaking toilet training. After 12 months in the two-year program, 66% of children are reported by their parents to talk in phrases, compared with 36% at intake. We also focus on reducing challenging behaviours, to foster greater inclusion within the community.
Why is early intervention so important?
Young children with autism who receive the recommended early intervention have a much greater chance, later in life, of living independently, securing employment and developing meaningful and lasting friendships and relationships with long-term research showing benefits for children as they grow and develop (Howlin, 1997).
It's important to access a service provider who delivers evidence-based early intervention. This means they use tactics that are proven to be effective, and the provider should work with you to address key goals you have identified and set a clear plan with you to work towards these priorities.
For information about how to navigate the early years, including understanding your child's new autism diagnosis, and how to choose an intervention service that is right for you, watch our free videos.
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