About AspergerChild, Asperger Syndrome and Nelle Frances
Welcome! AspergerChild.com's aim is to provide parents, carers, families, educators and professionals with reliable knowledge, information and support in their journey with Autism Spectrum Condition (Asperger's Syndrome).
We are a family focussed business, working with families, friends and communities to ensure the best outcomes for autistic individuals, by identifying their strengths, needs and life goals.
We are a leading provider of autism-specific programs, services and supports, that are flexible, effective and of high quality, to improve the lives and wellbeing of autistic individuals and their caregivers, across all ages and life stages.
We enable clients / families to live their lives to their fullest potential, utilizing their diverse strengths and interests. Our vison is completely underpinned by inclusive practices.
Our Mission is to provide high quality, evidence-based and research-informed, advice, support, programs, guidance and advocacy for autistic clients and their parents, families and carers within a framework of respect and dignity.
We value the voice, truths and opinions of our autistic clients / their families and always welcome and encourage them to express themselves, their views and their needs.
We will collaborate / provide information about supports / programs with our autistic clients / their families to ensure they have full choice and control in making decisions surrounding their support options, and their progress, both individually and within the community.
Nelle Frances / AspergerChild are part of a network of organisations and providers who meet face to face monthly to exchange service provision information. This enables us to stay current with new supports, organisations and programs available in our local community / region for clients / their family / friends to participate in.
NELLE FRANCES / ASPERGERCHILD VALUES
Rights: respect; dignity; independence and choice inclusion
Participation: inclusion; connection with community; individual interests
Outcomes: participant lead; flexible and tailored to strengths; responsive to culture, gender, faith and sexual identity
Feedback: ongoing continuous communication; collated feedback as opportunity for improvement; complaint resolution policies
Service Access: fair, equal and transparent; dependent on location, client need, and resource capacity of service
Service Management: person-centred services; continuous improvement and reflective processes; ongoing skills development for staff; sound governance
Here at AspergerChild we focus on the 9 Sensory Systems, and how sensory input drives behaviour. Our training programs and workshops are designed to teach you to decode ALL behaviour from a sensory perspective. We stand by our belief that "the answer is always sensory!"
Our mission is to recognise and validate the thoughts and perspective of an Asperger child through the power of the written word, and in doing so promote acceptance, understanding and tolerance in the communities surrounding autistic individuals.
Nelle is very proactive in raising awareness of Autism Spectrum condition and encouraging others to do the same.
We hope to empower you to take control of your personal journey with Asperger's Syndrome / Autism and create a positive path forward, as you support and accommodate your Asperger child.
AspergerChild.com and the Ben and His Helmet book series were created by Nelle Frances, a Special Needs Educator with more than 25 years experience working with children in Primary and High Schools, her clinical practice and she is also the parent of a child with Asperger's Syndrome.
What is Asperger Child from Nelle Frances on Vimeo.
Nelle grew extremely frustrated by the lack of resources available that told it like it is; from an Asperger child's point of view. Relevant and appealing children's books within the fiction genre were almost non-existent.
Nelle believes that all behaviour is a form of communication and that for those on the Autism Spectrum all behaviour is driven by sensory needs. Once this is recognised parents, carers and teachers are better able to accommodate the Asperger child's needs.
Nelle's passionate in her support of children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome and works to mentor them towards self-advocacy. She regularly speaks at Conferences and Seminars about her books and her personal journey with Asperger's Syndrome.
Click here to book Nelle to speak or deliver her Autism Spectrum Condition Educational Workshop.
When Nelle's not racing around after her children or scribbling notes about new stories, she likes to cook exotic meals and read books about anything and everything!
I'm a Special Needs Educator with over 16 years experience working with children on the Autistic Spectrum, from Elementary School through to University age. I've applied my knowledge and experience to create books and programs for children and adults on the Spectrum, with a strong focus on sensory driven behaviour and reactions. The Ben and His Helmet books series; Asperger Child - Simply Explained; the Sustainable Social Skills program; and the Sensory Awareness Training program.
I understand how essential it is to have access to sound advice and positive anecdotal evidence, especially in the early days after diagnosis, when you're struggling to make the diagnosis fit the actual picture of your child.
I'm passionate about changing the perception of ASD from being a behavioural condition, to a neurodiverse condition, that impacts brain processes, gastro-intestinal and immune system functioning.
I've endeavoured to provide you with a comprehensive description of Asperger's Syndrome within the pages of this website, to help make the pieces of the puzzle fall into place.
I hope to empower you to take control of your personal journey with Asperger's Syndrome and create a positive path forward, as you support and accommodate your Asperger child.
Disclaimer: The information, articles and opinions contained in workshops, programs and presentations are those of Nelle Frances, provided for information, general education and support purposes only. The information is not intended to, nor does it, constitute medical or treatment advice. Nelle Frances disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the information provided in her Interactive Sensory Sensitivity Workshop and Keynote Presentations.