There is no age-limit to starting an EIBI or IBI programme. However, early intervention is known to be important for children with autism and therefore it is best to start as early as possible. Research shows that the most significant gains have been observed in those starting at a young age. However, those who have started at a later age have also made substantial progress.
UKYAP also works with older children and young adults. For this client group, individualised IBI programmes are devised to focus on areas of need. Some individuals may need help in specific areas, while some may benefit from a comprehensive programme. Through discussion with a UKYAP consultant a programme can be devised to address the individual’s needs.
For children over 6 years old, UK YAP will conduct a detailed telephone assessment to identify whether we are able to provide a service. We may also then conduct a 1-2 hour visit to assess whether we can meet your child's needs.
On occasions when we are very busy, we can only accept children under 42 months old.