• Bristol

What we do

If you have been diagnosed with autism and you are having significant problems in your life, we can help. When life feels overwhelming and we do not know how to deal with it, in an effort to cope we can engage in problematic behaviours, like self-harm, avoidance, property destruction and aggression.

The Autism Intensive Service (AIS) provides specialist therapeutic support to help you connect with what you care about and learn new skills to move your life forwards in ways that matter to you. We are here to help.

The service we offer is called positive behavioural support (PBS) and it involves learning and practicing skills for dealing with the outside and inside of our skins so we can be more effective in life. We work alongside mainstream Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to bring together their professionals throughout AIS involvement.

At AIS, we provide two main services detailed below:

  • Intensive programmes for children and their families – individually tailored for you and your family, this involves working together over long periods. For example, we might support you in your family home and/or at school with regular visits of up to four times a week.  
  • PBS consultation to professionals – providing support to the existing professional system and not working directly with you or your family. The focus of the consultation will be guided by goals developed with the CAMHS network.