Services we offer...
Am I / could I have Autism Spectrum Disorder?
General information and advice pre- and post-diagnosis for yourself, your partner, family, and friends.
Phone us on 337 6337 if you would like to make an appointment to see us.
Our normal office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11am to 4pm. We can be flexible to meet your needs.
The initial interview will typically be 60-90 minutes long as we get to know you, your background, particular issues in your life and find out what you want us to help you with.
Further peer support may be indicated, library books loaned etc.
Firstly: we need to get a picture of you and your background/ school/work etc and what are special issues for you at present. This will probably involve going back into your past history as well. Often there are behavioural issues involving other people, as well as specifically ASD issues. We give you information about how to get a diagnosis, and the benefits of having one done.
Under the Privacy Act confidentiality is assured.
Screening for Irlen, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome,(SSS)
People who have difficulty with reading and bright light in many situations may be suffering from Scotopic Sensitivity, which means that very bright light interferes with the way the brain interprets what the eyes are perceiving. Typically, sufferers will find print is very unstable on the page and that, sometimes, the text divides itself into meaningless shapes.
Irlen lenses properly prescribed will correct the problem fantastically! For a useful demonstration of how Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome may affect vision, please visit www.irlen.com.
Julie can demonstrate how specially tinted lenses help with SSS, and (if indicated) will then recommend an appropriate Optometrist for further examination and the selection of the most appropriate tint/s for the spectacle lenses.
People may also find that wearing a hat with a brim or a cap worn the correct way around helps keep reflected light off the ceiling from washing down the face even if tinted lenses are being worn.
Please ring 03 337 6337 for an appointment.
Increasingly we are being asked to mediate and advocate in an employment problem. It is very difficult to advocate for yourself without backup of a knowledgeable support person who can remain emotionally neutral when the situation becomes overwhelming for the person with ASD.
We have had great success with this and also are available to conduct staff training for educators, businesses etc.