If you or your child has been diagnosed with autism you may be experiencing difficulty across the board with learning and socializing, including verbal and non-verbal language and attention.  When someone struggles with social interaction and has interest in limited topics or pastimes, connecting with others can be very difficult.  Without those connections life can become very isolating, and when simple daily tasks become a huge challenge deep frustration can build within an individual and/or family unit.

The HANDLE Perspective

A HANDLE provider starts by evaluating the client but not to provide a score or rating.  Most evaluations you may have experienced provide some rating that lets you know how impaired or not impaired you are.  That is not the goal of a HANDLE evaluation and it is not the perspective your provider takes during the evaluation.  The goal is to learn about a person so we can gain insight into why their patterns have evolved.  A HANDLE provider operates on the assumption that everyone has a reason for what they do, and it serves a purpose.  When we understand that reason we can begin to address stress and discomfort associated with the diagnosis of autism so you can live with more ease.

HANDLE Approach

You will be given a program of activities to do daily that will reduce stress.  The activities will also help the brain become more organized so functions such as eye teaming for eye contact are enhanced, as well as many others.  By enhancing the function of the body HANDLE can address the symptoms associated with the label autism in a deep and profound way.

Results You Might See

  • Increased verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Increased social Interaction
  • Improved eye contact
  • Decreased self-stimulatory behaviors
  • Decreased hypersensitivity to light, sound, touch, etc.
  • Reduced eating Issues
  • Improved sleep

"Our child has been diagnosed autism and his expressive and receptive language skills were at half his chronological age. We received at HANDLE the most careful, specific, and individualized assessment and services we have yet experienced in 8 years of contact with professional providers. We saw results within two weeks' time."

~ T. Geer

Find out more about HANDLE and Autism in Judith Bluestone's book, The Fabric of Autism :Weaving the Threads into a Cogent Theory, Using the link below you can order an eBook or an Audio Book from our store. 

,Judith Bluestone combines her personal autistic experience with academic research and over 40 years of clinical practice to craft a unique and compelling view of the phenomenon called autism.

The Fabric of Autism is both a significant clinical work and a moving memoir that illuminates the humanity beneath the bewildering facade of autism. Infused with rare and hard won insights into the physiology of autistic behaviors, this book weaves the various threads of autism into a sensible theory,  while simultaneously offering practical tools for strengthening the interactive systems of the body-brain-mind-spirit.

The Fabric of Autism takes it's readers on a riveting journey into the world of individuals whose lives are influenced by ASD, most of whom have achieved significant improvements in their communication, general functioning and quality of life with the help of HANDLE- Holistic Approach to NeuroDevelopment and Learning Efficiency.

The Fabric of Autism shows us that compassion, understanding and intuition can co-exisit with neuroscience, as it provides a new view and appreciation of the complex neurological dysfunction labeled autism.

Click here to order a printed book.

HANDLE programs can help a person open up to more experiences in their world. To find out more about how HANDLE could help, talk to a provider today.