What is an acceptance based approach?
Acceptance based approaches 'share a common focus on helping people to foster a mindful or accepting stance towards their symptoms and distressing experiences, instead of struggling to reduce, change or eradicate these.' (Jansen, 2020)
'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
Who we are
Accepting Behaviour was set up in 2019 by specialist teachers and parents, Aaron and Jayne Yorke.
Aaron has 15 years experience as a qualified specialist teacher & autism advisor for Local
Authorities. He has a BaHons 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 BaHons in Psychology, QTS and an MEd in Special Educational Needs.
We provide services for schools and families, offering online support, statutory work including general advice, observations and one to one assessments.
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 to purchase here.
'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)
I can’t speak highly enough of how great Aaron is. I wish we’d found him at the beginning of our autism journey, rather than struggling with ‘professionals’ that don’t understand. I’d recommend anyone to listen to Aaron or use his services no matter what point of your journey you are on. Thank you Aaron- you are one of a kind!
Mrs Wall Parent feedback