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Building Bridges for Autistic Children "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of, who do the things no one can imagine"

Alan Turing 

A relationship-oriented approach to development

Since autism is a developmental disorder and human development consists of growth as a living process, children with autistic-like behaviours or an autism diagnosis can also develop and make good progress.utistic behaviour is often based on underlyingindividual differences in self-regulation, perception, emotionality, movement and relationship skills. When we focus our attention on this, rather than on externally observed behaviours, our approach changes with good prospects for positive progress.

When you see the child differently, you see a different child.' (Prof. Stuart Shanker)

In a relational developmental approach to autism it is the child as an individual (not autism or a diagnosis) and as a family memberthat are the focus of our attention and interest. Human beings are made for relationships and social interaction with a human counterpart! That's why our aim is, together with parents and family, to help the child 'climb the developmental ladder' and develop their human skills of loving relationships, playful interactions, symbolic play and language through games and communication adapted to the child's stage of development.

Conditions for positive development

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The child receives appropriately empathetic support from his parents.

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The parents can empathetically engage in the development process with their child as active partners. 

Parents are the cornerstone for change

Parents by nature know their child best. As the primary caregiver, they play the most important role in making a difference. Developmental disorders, be it autistic-like behaviours, communication or relationship difficulties, affect the whole family, not just the child. 

When parents receive individual guidance and support on how to actively respond to their child and their special needs at home, positive developments in the child and family result.

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Parents spend more time with their child than all teachers and therapists combined

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A child spends 90% of his childhood at home, even if he goes to school full time

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Parents need guidance, especially with challenging behaviours

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Parents often suffer more from their child's difficulties than the child itself

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With individualised coaching, parents feel able to competently support their child every day at home.

Building Bridges for Autistic Children „We felt so helpless and desperate with Mohan. Even the first conversation with Sibylle changed a lot, because we felt understood and could share all our worries and questions with an empathetic person. In the meantime, Mohan doesn't always run away or scream. Sometimes he even smiles at my husband. And he is so happy that he can finally get more contact with him."

Mohan's mother After a few months of working together

Building Bridges for Autistic Children "Since we met Sibylle, we have a clearer direction and orientation. We can see the world from Ariel's perspective and feel more confident in dealing with him. As a result, Ariel now increasingly seeks interaction and is more interested in his environment, which also strengthens the relationship between us. The more relaxed atmosphere at home has improved our family life and encourages the development of language and play."

Ariel's fatherAriel is 12 years old.

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