It is known that one of the characteristics of autistic spectrum disorder is the great degree of heterogeneity in the affected population, as a result of the great diversity of basic symptoms, the differences in patterns of the symptoms associated and IQ level. Apart from these interindividual differences, people affected by autism or child-onset psychosis also show significant intraindividual differences during their life cycle, with remarkable variations in their psychopathological profiles.
These interindividual and intraindividual differences make it necessary to have a care plan that is highly adaptable to every particular case.
The psychosocial rehabilitation programme for people with autism is one of the services of the CERAC Day Centre.
Its goal is to promote the affective-relational, communicative, cognitive, personal autonomy, and social aspects of people with autism.
The methods used are as follows:
• Neuropsychiatric and psychological assessment
• Individualised programmes in the areas of: psychological, functional, cognitive, motor, and communication participation orientation.
These programmes are carried out using functional analysis techniques on behaviour, task analysis, positive reinforcements, visual media and moulding.