The Transforming Autism Project

The Transforming Autism Project

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

We are committed to transforming perceptions of autism worldwide, so that the underlying richness within each autistic person is appreciated, and that this revolutionises the care that is widely available. We strongly believe that each and every autistic child can live their life to the fullest potential if they are provided with a safe and carefully considered environment.

Our objective is to ensure that children with autism obtain revolutionary and life-changing support to break through their perceived limitations and live to their true and full potential. We want to increase recognition of the critical importance of the correct Early Intervention amongst the public as well as medical professionals and policymakers. Our dream is to establish our own specialist clinic in the UK and to provide unique and comprehensive support resources for the families of children with autism as they grow.

You can find our CEO Guy’s TED talk, The Beautiful Reality of Autism, which presents the conceptual backbone to our mission and activities. You can also find our purpose and values on our website.

Activities

EARLY INTERVENTION:

This is our initial focus and includes the following:

  • Our book: Transforming Autism is currently available and provides a clear, thorough, and accessible entry point to our approach to Early Intervention in Autism. Our approach is based on attachment parenting and the provision of containment. It describes Guy Shahar's journey with his autistic son, and a detailed description of their treatment at a specialist clinic, written in such a way as to give other parents powerful tools to implement immediately.
  • Our pioneering Family Service programme - First Steps - which offers an immersive treatment of families with young autistic children.
  • Extensive global information on the great potential for transformation and fulfilment for children with autism, and the means to realise that potential.
  • Concurrent policy activities will accompany this campaign so that care providers can be significantly influenced.

 

ONGOING SUPPORT:

  • Our comprehensive one-stop online "Hub", where parents and carers can find a huge range of carefully compiled and curated advice, resources and recommendations on all issues related to the care of autistic children.
  • We aim to produce our own high quality and low priced visual aids to support autistic children in daily life.

 

TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD:

In the future, we aim to extend comprehensive support for a child with autism approaching teenage and adulthood. This will cover all forms of relationships, preparation for employment (including work with colleges and employers not only on how to recruit but also on how to create a working environment that can fulfil and retain autistic people), bullying, anxiety, regulation of emotions, independent living and more.

Current opportunities

The Transforming Autism Project is looking for a volunteer Graphic Designer (approx 5+ hours per week) with design and video...

London (Central), TW13 5AN or Remote

We are seeking enthusiastic Community Fundraisers to join our mission in transforming the lives of  autistic children. The role involves...