Accepting Behaviour is a specialist advisory and outreach education service. We are a small group of specialist teachers working independently with local authorities, schools and families who are supporting autistic children and those with social communication/interaction differences.
We support schools and families to help them achieve the best outcomes for their children and young people through delivering a specialised program of 'acceptance-based strategies'.
“Sessions have been a life line, people that can support my daughter and family when no one else would. It’s been great as Aaron and Jayne also understand what’s happening and can make sense of it all. The sessions are helping our daughter to understand herself, acceptance while helping her gain confidence with who she is. Thanks again, this approach should be used by every school, LA, CAMHS and services as it works!" ️
EOTAS support, Parent feedback
Aaron Yorke is a specialist teacher and Local Authority autism advisor. He has developed a new acceptance based approach called 'The Accept Approach' focusing on supporting autistic children/young people and those with other social and communication difficulties, such as ADHD.
The Accept Approach (Yorke, 2021) has been peer reviewed and published in the academic journal The Good Autism Practice in October 2021.
The article is available here.
Accepting Behaviour was set up in 2019 by specialist teachers and parents, Aaron and Jayne Yorke.
Aaron has 20 years experience as a qualified specialist teacher & autism advisor for Local
Authorities and has a BSc in Psychology, QTS, & PGC
in Autism and is an autism speaker.
Jayne has 20 years experience as a qualified specialist teacher. Her specialism in SEN & she has a BSc in Psychology, QTS and an MEd in Special Educational Needs.
'Aaron is amazing. He just really gets it. I’ve listened to Aaron a couple of times speaking at an Autism support group. He is very experienced having gone through so much himself but still also lives it daily with his children. He is positive, funny and friendly and such an inspiration. After hearing Aaron for the first time, I came away feeling everything is going to be alright.'
Feedback from autism training session
'Made me feel free to parent my children using my intuition and not have the guilt of not playing by societal norms. My household for one is a more accepting one after listening to Aaron’s talks. My 14 year old daughter loves his talks and said he is “the only professional she has met who actually gets it”.
Feedback from parent (Mrs Nicholls)