Welcome to AT-Autism

AT-Autism is a training and consultancy organisation in all aspects of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. We offer specialist advice and support to individuals, families, professionals and organisations in the UK and internationally.

The Synergy Programme

Practical strategies for understanding and responding to behavioural challenges by building and sustaining capacity in local schools.


Our Directors and Associates have many years of experience working at the top of their fields in autism and related conditions. We can respond to any query you have, providing tailored solutions to your exact needs.

Welcome to AT-Autism

AT-Autism offers training and consultancy in all aspects of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. We can provide specialist advice and support to individuals, families, professionals and organisations in the UK and internationally. Our breadth of experience means that we are able to deliver solutions tailored to your particular circumstances. We guarantee our work through the expertise, reputation and experience of our Associates. Our remit is to provide a range of professional services from leaders in the autism field that will result in improved outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and the services that support them.

When designing programmes for individuals and organisations we are led by the need to personalise the approach and by current evidence. Our experience means that we can respond swiftly and work in partnership with you to design workable and lasting solutions. An example of the way we work is illustrated by our Synergy programme. This was developed in partnership with colleagues in Greece to provide a framework to respond to what are referred to as challenging behaviours or behaviours of concern. This is delivered through a system of expert mentors working with local schools to build local capacity and expertise rather than rely on outside experts. This has now been extended to Malta and Denmark.

Our Services


We have extensive experience in the UK and internationally in all aspects of autism.


We provide a varied consultancy service, including organisational support, advice on service design/delivery and individual assessments.

Research and Evaluation

If you require a service evaluation or expert input on an aspect of a research project then we can help.

The Synergy Programme

AT-Autism has developed a training programme for professionals to improve working practice with children who display behaviours of concern. The programme is designed to change working practices through practical application of psychological theory and training in specific evidence-supported techniques and processes.

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) workshop on understanding and responding to autism

AT-Autism has developed a CPD accredited, one-day in-house workshop especially designed to provide comprehensive training for Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Diagnosis and Assessment

AT-Autism Associates include specialists in the diagnosis and assessment of neurodevelopmental conditions including autism. Training in the administration of standardised diagnostic assessment tools is available. This will include but is not limited to the ADOS, ADI-R, ASDI etc. Training in formal assessment of specific behaviours and sensory profiles is also available.

Conferences and Seminars

AT-Autism Directors have extensive experience running conferences and seminars both in the UK and overseas. As members of the CPD Certification Service, many of our, conferences, seminars, workshops and presentations qualify for CPD points. We hold conferences and seminars throughout the year or you may want to run a conference with us. 

Other Services

Court reports and assessments
Personalised assessments
Inclusive service design
Mental Health Tribunals and Legal Opinion
Private consultations

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our services

"The feedback we have received following Richards training and seminars has been amazing. People have asked when he will be returning as they would like more of this very practical but evidence based information. Richard is very easy to work with and understands his audience. Can’t recommend this training highly enough."

Sharon Paley: Director Clinical Innovation and Governance, Government of Queensland, Australia 

"Fantastically helpful. A really useful workshop, much to collectively follow up on, thank you
Great to hear feedback from academic studies. Excellent day, very informative. Great plans and ideas that can be taken forward."

Feedback: States of Guernsey workshop

"Synergy works because it looks to create the optimum physical, sensory, communication and social environment for the child rather than focusing solely on changing the child’s behaviour."  

Laskaridis Foundation, Greece.

  "The participants spoke very highly of the workshop and I enjoyed myself immensely. It is a really interesting, sustainable and empowering concept. The presentation was super, one never knows enough! Thank you Richard and Michael"  

Dr Rita Micalef, Inspire Foundation, Government of Malta and University of Malta.

"Richard was a very generous and excellent presenter who provided a very good and broad overview of autism and interventions. He was happy to share and discuss his wealth of knowledge, experience, and values base; and was responsive to the various needs and interests of the audience. Richard provided an excellent reminder of the use of strengths and sound clinical judgement in being appropriate and effective in our work with people with autism."

Murray Rieck: Senior Clinician, Clinical Innovation and Governance, Government of Queensland, Australia

"Within 6 months of working with AT-Autism we had taken a fresh look at our operations, had appointed a new CEO, had achieved financial stability and our operational activity had returned to surplus."
Autism Jersey

    "I am not only indebted to the AT-Autism team for the skills and knowledge they taught us but for their profoundly humane and supportive approach."

Katerina Laskaridou

    "If you want the right experts in autism then go to AT-Autism. Efficient, knowledgeable and professional’"

Kaim Todner Solicitors