A centre for autism research and education in johannesburg is something that needs to be brought up to international standards. South Africa as a whole has had to up its game over the past five years on autism research and education. It was something very rare and unknown to our country and we have had to start upping our game in the autism department. Even though there are a few websites (such as autism south Africa) that offer support and can list care facilities where individuals with autism could go to, there are still no concrete centres set up that involve autism research or the education of autism. The best form of support thus far that has helped to educate and uses ABA (applied behaviour analysis) has been The Star Academy. The Star Academy has used evidence based research (ABA) and uses it to design specific programs for each individual who attends the academy. Each individual receives their own “education” program specifically designed for them for everyday use. This is then conducted through evidence based research (ABA) and the results have been phenomenal in some of the individuals with autism. The Star Academy has gone so in depth with their research that they have assured that all instructors who work their and work with an individual who has autism, will have to be board certified too. All employees have a BCAT certificate (board certified autism technician). The instructor has to write an exam on ABA (evidence based research) and once they have passed that, they are board certified. Each instructor with this certification has to maintain this certification in order to work at the academy. In order for the instructor to maintain the certification they have to undergo many supervision hours a month to ensure that they are always kept up to date with the latest research and education practices. Even though this is an international certificate, it is being practiced and used at the Star Academy. Each instructor once board certified belongs to the BICC (behavioral intervention certification council) another way to ensure that they are always keeping up with the latest research methods. The Star Academy have centres growing throughout Africa and in South Africa they have centres in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. In South Africa and in Johannesburg even the education system has started to make room for autism in terms of acceptance and wanting to aid with integration where possible. We can see forms of this at schools. There are certain schools that will allow an individual with autism to attend with the aid of a facilitator. The facilitator will be able to do just as their name states and facilitate the individual with autism in a more natural environment being the classroom. In conclusion of you are seeking information on research based practices or help with trying to get the best education for an individual with autism, the Star academy would be your best point of interest to start at.
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