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Autism Initiatives Staff recognised for their ongoing excellence in PROACT SCIPr UK® training

Posted on 11th November 2020

We're proud to announce that Nicola Manners has been named runner up in the PROACT SCIPr UK® Trainer of the Year Awards

The award, given by Loddon Training Ltd, acknowledges the important role of a PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor within an organisation, as they are key to the successful implementation of the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach and the provision of positive individualised support.

Autism Initiatives has long been at the forefront of positive behaviour support (PBS). We use approaches to understand a person’s behaviour, rather than just describe it, recognising the possible impact of differences associated with autism, and how these uniquely impact on the person.

We aim to improve the person’s experience and quality of life through use of pro-active approaches to support a feeling of well-being and to reduce the risk of an incident occurring. Our approach to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) incorporates “Positive Range of Options to Avoid Crisis and use Therapies, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (PROACT SCIPr UK®)”, accredited by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD).

We have been awarded Centre of Excellence status for PROACT SCIPr UK® in recognition of our work led by our Principal Instructors and this award is the 9th time Autism Initiatives and its staff have been recognised for its outstanding work in this area of autism practice.

Autism Practice Manager, Nicola was delighted saying: "I feel very humbled that one of our Instructors took the time out of their day, during this difficult time to write such a lovely nomination. I was very shocked and very appreciative of the award and hope to continue supporting the people within our services and our staff."
Nicola Manners, Runner Up PROACT SCIPr Trainer of the Year 200