Once these areas are identified, Sharon will work with staff to ensure the environment is designed in an autism-friendly and competent way and she will ensure staff are best equipped to deal with the needs of their charges. These observations and changes may include:
- The introduction of sensory supports into centres or classrooms.
- The implementation of visual schedules.
- Any number of other individualised and general practical strategies that can easily be integrated.
As well as these more general observations, Sharon can also unobtrusively observe a single child or adult in their educational or work environment, and create an individualised support plan that caters specifically for the observed individual’s needs.