A person centred approach

Effective intervention using evidence-based practices involves individualising the approach for each person. Each program should be flexible enough to take into account each person’s priorities, strengths and interests as well as their individual patterns of social communication skills, behaviour, and sensory differences.

A person-centred intervention program should utilise the individual’s strengths and interests as a basis for skill building. Any co-existing conditions and the overall family needs, values and priorities should also be considered.  As Chris Varney, founder of the Australian I CAN Network and an adult on the autism spectrum notes:


“No two people on the autism spectrum are the same. But every person on the spectrum has strengths that can be channelled into their social interactions, community participation, education and employment”.