UK Young Autism Project (UKYAP) is a division of UK Behaviour Analysis and Research Group CIC. A community interest company (CIC) is a not for profit social enterprise, reinvesting profit in order to benefit the community it is aiming to serve.
The organisation seeks to benefit individuals with autism and other developmental and behavioural difficulties, with the aim of improving language, communication, social skills, self-help, academic and daily living skills. We seek to enable individuals to be able to interact with their families and those around them, access activities within school and other educational environments, and access community activities.
UK Behaviour Analysis and Research Group (CIC) utilises any profits made in the following ways:
- To provide training and development for staff through programmes within the organisation in the form of practical training on a day to day basis and theoretical training through regular seminars. Individuals working within the organisation develop practical skills and receiving ongoing training and supervision.
- To contribute to funding for MSc courses for those employees who have completed relevant practical training within the organisation, meaning they are achieving higher level qualifications and skills in order to serve the community.
- To financially support individuals to gain and maintain the BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) qualification.
- To fund research projects within the organisation thus contributing to the field of behaviour analysis and improve services for the community in the long term.