The HEART Programme

We are proud to inform that we have initiated an Autism support programme at Autism Resources South Africa.  Our support programme is called the HEART programme as

H - Hope

E - Empower

A - Awareness

R  - Resilience

T  - Thrive

The aim of the HEART Programme is to empower and support children, parents, teachers, and specifically neurodiverse children and those in their lives to flourish. 

To flourish means to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment. 

Our support services will not just focus on the diagnosis itself.  We will focus on the person as a whole, within the micro, meso, and macro environments that the person operates in, incorporating:

  • Your senses
  • Identity
  • Character
  • Cognitive development
  • Social development
  • Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Spiritual development
  • Your body, mind and spirit
  • Neurodiversity, and the impact of the condition on the person as a whole and on the people and environment around the person 

Our support services will include the following:

  1. Neurodiversity training and support
  • For parents, facilitators, families, teachers, businesses, churches, schools, pre-schools, creches, and communities
  • Support for families where extended family members do not understand the diagnosis and how to interact with a neurodiverse individual, child or grandchild.
  1. Developmental courses for children, teens, and young adults
  • personal development, life skills improvement, communication and socialisation development, understanding yourself, optimal functioning
  1. Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE)
  • a mind-body therapy that is designed to release deep muscle tension and reduce stress.
  • a somatic body-based practice for people suffering with stress, anxiety, trauma or PTSD.
  1. Socialization groups for children, teens and young adults
  • socialization and life skills development
  • a space where like minded individuals can have fun together, share interests and make friends
  1. Career guidance specifically for neurodiverse children.

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