A new approach to the treatment of autism is being launched in Cambridge this month. It will aim to provide a “one-stop” shop for advice, assessment and treatment, using the expertise of a wide range of practitioners and therapists. It represents a new element of practice for The Therapy Room, Oxford Road, Cambridge.
“We believe this project to be one of the first in the UK to offer a range of advice and interventions around autism”, said David Moat, Clinical Psychotherapist, and Treatment Consultant for the autism clinic. “We hope to ensure that families and individuals will no longer have to shop around for advice and treatment, often travelling many miles in the process to sample different therapies. We believe that everyone with autism is different, and that a range of support and help is needed to offer individual solutions.”
The Integrated Autism Therapy Clinic will operate from The Therapy Room, Oxford Road, Cambridge. “We already operate as an Integrated Health Centre, offering a range of treatments and therapies, aimed at restoring health and emotional well-being. It seemed a natural step to offer this around the autism spectrum”, said Damien Clements, Holistic Health Practitioner, and partner at The Therapy Room.
Families and individuals will be offered an initial appointment with a specialist treatment consultant for autism, who can then advise on treatment and intervention, and refer on to a range of practitioners as appropriate. Therapies available in the initial stages will include: Functional Health Care, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diet and Nutritional advice, Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy and Social Performance Coaching. There will also be access to Play Therapy.
Support can also be offered to family members of the individual with autism, in the form of counselling and psychotherapy, stress management and lifestyle advice.