Welcome to AffectAutism.com! Thank you for taking the time to visit. The purpose of this site is to educate, empower, and support parents of children with developmental differences in the following ways:
- Providing a regular blog posts about the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model including Floortime that will delve into topics of interest more deeply
- Provide free content including hand-outs, podcasts, and videos that will help parents dive into Floortime
- Provide consultation and links to DIR/Floortime services to those who are looking for more
- Offer free webinars with DIR experts clinicians
Parents of children with developmental differences are discouraged by the lack of adequate supports available to our children. This needs to change. I have started this advocacy work in order to bring about change. Together we have a voice.
Parents deserve a choice in the approach they provide for their children with developmental differences and that choice is not currently funded in most places. So many are told that there is only one therapy supported by research and that is simply false.
There have been very promising movements elsewhere in Canada and in the United States around such work.
DIR/Floortime is supported by research. Those who tell you otherwise are irresponsibly not up-to-date. DIR/Floortime is intuitive and works with how nature intends for children and adults to develop within relationships with others. DIR/Floortime is a viable option for everyone and is also the most cost-effective way to see your child’s development flourish. It helps support children and adults of all ages with developmental differences.