Supporting the Individual

Being a parent of someone with neurodiverse issues can be frustrating.  However for the individual with neurodiverse issues it can be even more frustrating to try and understand their issues as well as making others aware.  As they develop so does the frustration as they reach puberty and adulthood with all these entail. 

The ability to explore and express emotions, especially anger, is an important part of “normal” development.  However when an individual with neurodiverse issues does not possess either the recognition of what is happening or the ability to effectively communicate their needs to those around them, the frustration can become more physical in its nature.

 By utilising a range of skills I support the individual to explore what is happening with them From their perspective.  This is achieved through a range of methods, including:

  • One to one sessions helping the individual explore their emotions, feelings and anger management issues using a range of methods within a range of setting.
  • Both individualised and group enhanced sex education courses
  • Issues relating to inappropriate sexualised behaviour

“Watch him with a child who does not know how to communicate.  See how he enters their world, at their own pace, taking the time to find the special language that will move them forward.”

Benedicte, mother of Zachary

Whichever approach is used, the speed of implementation is dependent upon the individual and approaches used.

The following YouTube Show filmed by Sparkle Sheffield, a charity for individuals with Autism and their families in the Sheffield area, explores some of the work that Mark does with individuals with neurodiverse issues and the difficulties with Puberty. 

Sparkle Sheffield ‘Soirée In The City’ With Mark Brown

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