An individualised Relationship Development Intervention
Program can make a significant difference to
families’ quality of life. You can help that happen!
We would love
to be able to offer this cutting-edge program to many more
Australians. RDI should be an option for every family who needs it,
but RDI consultants are often at capacity with waiting lists.
As an RDI
Consultant, you, too, will be passionate about what you do. Many of
us have worked for many years as occupational therapists, speech
pathologists, psychologists or special educators and felt there was
something major missing. We wanted to work with the challenges of
autism so that developmental foundations and dynamic thinking are
promoted, rather than using a “band-aid” approach focused on
isolated skill development.
who discover RDI wish they’d known of it sooner. Some decide to
train as RDI consultants themselves as they want other families to
benefit from it like they have. It is very satisfying to give parents
the knowledge and confidence they need to help their child/teen/adult
reach their potential.
It takes about
18 months to complete the training. As well as the online learning
periods, there are 14 projects to complete while working with 2
families under supervision. You will need 4 or 5 hours a week on
average to devote to your learning, projects and practice. There are
2 ½ hrs of online learning for 12 weeks to begin with, with about an
hour’s homework each week. Then the projects are completed at your
own pace. Much of the timing is therefore flexible so you can still
be working at your regular job. There’s online training
starting on 1 July that suits Australian time zones. See
below for details.