Journey 2 Learn is a not-for-profit organisation deeply committed to supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged 4 to 8 years old.
We provide Behavioural Therapy and Early Childhood Intervention services, adopting a balanced approach that combines Behavioural Therapy using Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), CPI Safety Intervention Foundation for Children, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), Parent-Child Care (PCC), and Social and Emotional Learning delivered by our specialised Behavioural Therapists.
A significant portion of children with Autism, including those who are verbal and non-verbal, do not exhibit intellectual disabilities but rather developmental ones (Autism Spectrum Australia, 2021). Studies suggest that integrating these children into regular mainstream schooling with their neurotypical peers could be vital for enhancing their behavioural, social, emotional, intellectual, and academic development (Humphrey & Symes, 2010). Conversely, when these children are home-schooled or enrolled in special schools, their developmental progress might not be as optimal (Rotheram-Fuller, Kasari, Chamberlain, & Locke, 2010).
Our primary aim at Journey 2 Learn is to equip children with Autism with the tools and skills they require for a smoother transition into inclusive mainstream schooling. We focus on building strategies, boosting confidence, improving attention spans, enhancing social and emotional skills, regulating behaviour, promoting tolerance towards sensory experiences, and refining daily living skills (Odom, Buysse, & Soukakou, 2011). Gradually, we aim to lengthen their active participation in regular schooling and reduce our intervention, fostering their independence.
It's essential to clarify that Journey 2 Learn is not an educational institution; we do not offer educational services. Instead, we recognise and support the fundamental journey of children with Autism to assimilate into inclusive mainstream schooling - a right that is in their best interest for holistic development (Kasari, et al., 2016).
To achieve these goals, Journey 2 Learn uses evidence-based practices such as Behavioural Therapy and Early Childhood Intervention services, which have been proven to be effective in supporting the development of children with Autism (Reichow & Volkmar, 2010).