Davis Autism Approach® Workshop

We understand…

Autism, and can help you unlock potential

As a dedicated parent, educator or therapist, are you finding it difficult to understand, connect with, or effectively support your autistic child or student?

Is your child/student experiencing frustration and overwhelm due to the challenges of sensory sensitivities, meltdowns, social interactions, and communication barriers? Are traditional approaches failing to bring about any meaningful change?

Or perhaps you are contemplating a shift in your career path towards empowering autistic individuals, of any age, with the goal of unlocking their innate gifts… Envision a future where your contributions result in countless individuals experiencing joy and fulfillment in their lives, and acknowledge the profound impact you’ve made.

If any of these are you, you’ve come to the right place! At Davis, we understand autism’s unique challenges and strengths because our methods were developed by an autistic genius to assist others like him. That’s what makes the Davis Autism Approach® uniquely special and life-changing.

What is the Davis Autism Approach® Workshop?

The Davis Autism Approach® Workshop is designed to empower parents, family members, educators, and therapists with valuable insights into autism, and equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to implement the Davis Autism Approach® program effectively with individuals whom you support, who are over the age of eight and on the autism spectrum.

Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn how to help them address their challenges while embracing their strengths and individuality. Say goodbye to behavioral rote learning and embark on a transformative journey created by an autistic individual, in this 5-day workshop designed to empower autistic individuals and their support people.

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What you will gain

Whether you’re a family member, educator, or therapist, you’ll walk away with renewed confidence and a deeper understanding of how to navigate the world of autism. By the end of the workshop, while not yet an expert, you will have gained invaluable insights and tools to guide those you support through a Davis Autism Approach® Program, facilitating growth and helping them connect with the life they choose.

 

Insights, strategies and support for you

Attending this intensive five-day workshop will enable you to:

  • Gain practical mental strategies for self-awareness, self-regulation, and managing sensory experiences, ensuring you remain calm and relaxed while working with the individual.
  • Develop an understanding of how to guide individuals towards greater self-awareness and effective regulation of focus, stress, and energy levels.
  • Discover effective alternatives to behaviorism and rote learning, making learning interactive, meaningful, and enjoyable.
  • Understand how to empower autistic individuals to embrace their unique strengths and navigate daily challenges with resilience and confidence.
  • Explore the core principles of the Davis Autism Approach® program, a uniquely explorative approach incorporating essential cognitive concepts including self, change, consequence, cause/effect, time, order/disorder, perception, emotion, motivation, responsibility, and relationship dynamics. These unlock a new understanding of the world, promoting cognitive flexibility, personal responsibility and enabling a fuller participation in life.
  • Practice engaging, hands-on and FUN activities to actively create the fundamental life concepts, including our signature modeling approach in plastilina clay.
  • Learn how to implement meaningful learning experiences in various settings, such as home, school, or external environments, using exploration to foster integration of conceptual knowledge into personal identity. This both ensures the learning is truly mastered and can be transferred across situations, and also enhances comprehension of the world and establishes a firm foundation for lasting positive change.
  • Gain simple yet effective strategies for recognizing, establishing, and maintaining order in the physical environment and fostering personal responsibility.
  • Learn techniques to facilitate positive behaviors, authentic connections, and nurturing relationships.
  • Cultivate a support network of peers and professionals to share experiences and resources beyond the workshop setting.

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Benefits for those you support

Some of the most significant improvements reported back by people who have completed the Davis Autism Approach® program include:​

  • Less anxiety
  • Increased ability to be able to take part in daily activities and create order in their life
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Greater capacity to cope with change
  • An ability to cause a positive change in their life
  • A reduction in sensory overload symptoms
  • Reductions in meltdowns
  • A greater sense of self, and
  • Being better equipped to manage relationships and social interactions.

For more information on outcomes experienced following this program, please visit our research page.

How you will learn

During this five-day workshop, you’ll dive into the Davis methods in a group setting, with ample time for immersive learning and practical experiences. Whether you join us in person or virtually, our experienced, skillful presenters create a supportive and engaging environment, fostering interactive discussions and hands-on exercises and giving participants a sound understanding of the Davis Autism Approach® tools and techniques.

With limited group size to ensure the highest quality of training, each day of the workshop is meticulously structured to cover essential topics, delivered through clear explanations, engaging demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and hands-on individual and pair-work practice using our signature clay modeling approach.

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Who should enroll?

This workshop was created to educate parents, family members, educators, and therapists in how to use the Davis Autism Approach® program with individuals they are supporting who are over the age of eight and on the autism spectrum.

Note

This course does not include certification or licensing for commercial use of the Davis brand and trademarks; such use requires extensive additional training. Please see our Careers Page for more information on how to become a licensed Davis Facilitator.

Recommended reading

Read the book Autism and the Seeds of Change
By Abigail Marshall and Ronald D. Davis

Davis

“What inspired me to help others with autism is that I am myself autistic. I know what it feels like and I know the limitations that exist as a result of it. I realized that, given I had found my own way through this chaos [of autism], I could provide a ‘map’ for others of my kind to follow – then there would be value in my existence. The Davis Autism Approach is my best effort at providing that map.”

Ron Davis, Founder of the Davis Autism Approach

“The Davis Autism Approach workshop gives a deeper understanding into the autistic world and leaves you with hope of change.”

Practitioner, USA

“This is a sound, credible and compassionate approach to a complex developmental issue. ”

Clinical psychologist, Australia

“The Davis Autism Approach workshop is the best gift I have ever received. Through this I know my son will be the absolute best that he can be.”

Mother, New Zealand

Empowering neurodivergence — Making it your life’s work

The Davis Autism Approach® Workshop is invaluable as a standalone induction into understanding and supporting autism and neurodiversity with Davis methods. For those looking to make a lasting impact in this field, the workshop serves as the foundation for the full Davis Concepts for Life and Autism Approach Facilitator Training. For more information on how to become a licensed Davis Facilitator, please visit our Careers page.

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Workshop format and timeframe

Select from a variety of global locations, time zones and languages offering the Davis Autism Approach® Workshop, designed for group participation both in person and online.

Face-to-face

Our in-person workshop is an immersive, enjoyable, and altogether unforgettable experience.

Alongside like-minded individuals and in a fun and supportive environment, you will experience first-hand how the Davis tools and techniques work. You’ll take home a whole new understanding of neurodivergent thinking and learning, as well as actionable new skills for use in your own life and in supporting your student or loved one.

Online

The online format is an equally stimulating and enjoyable learning experience. This is no dry webinar. We employ a host of creative innovations to ensure the same dynamic, social, hands-on experience that you would expect from any Davis methods workshop. Features of the online workshop experience include:

  • “Camera-on,” “mic-on” video conferencing for real-time interaction
  • Short video demonstrations of our main procedures in a face-to-face setting
  • Hands-on demonstrations of other key procedures
  • Adapted pair-work practice in “breakout rooms”
  • Content review and Q&A sessions to reinforce learning as you progress
  • In-session use of clay for hands-on experience of Davis Symbol Mastery

Timeframe

The workshop takes five full days (40 hours). This applies to both the in-person and online formats.

Ready to Unlock the Potential?

Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Embark with your child on a transformative journey with the Davis Autism Approach® Workshop today. Contact us now to secure your spot and take the first step toward empowering your child or student to thrive in their unique way. Let’s unlock their potential together!

What happens next

To enroll, follow the link below to our Events Calendar, and find a workshop near you / in your time zone.

Alternatively, if you still have questions, contact us and we’ll have a representative reach out to you!

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Explore our events calendar to see our upcoming workshops.

Events Calendar