The WeCAN Early Intervention Programme (EIP) has been accredited, by the National Autistic Society (NAS) of the United Kingdom, since 2009. The programme has undergone several re-accreditation reviews successfully.
The National Autistic Society (NAS)
Established by The National Autistic Society (NAS) and its affiliated local societies, with support from the Department of Health, Autism Accreditation has been the foundation upon which much of the successful expansion of quality services for people with autism has been built.
Mission of the NAS Autism Accreditation Programme
The mission of the Autism Accreditation Programme is to improve the quality of provision for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder:
- By providing a unified standard of excellence in both policy and practice.
- By presenting a systematic framework for continuous self examination and development.
- By ensuring that services registered with the programme are given guidance and support in order to meet the established criteria required for accredited status.
Objective of the NAS Autism Accreditation Programme
The purpose of the Programme is to assist, support and encourage all registered Members to achieve Accredited status and constantly maintain a distinct and uniform criterion of service provision.
The success of the Accreditation process relies heavily on the involvement of staff and their initiative in working on the Accreditation Standards. There is an interactive relationship between the Early Intervention service and assigned NAS Advisor, as he/she provides guidance and support throughout the process.