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Davis Concepts for Life® Workshop

You can help unlock the knowledge and capabilities of a non-autistic individual you are supporting, or indeed yourself, with our in-depth five-day Davis Concepts for Life® Workshop.

This course has been specifically designed for family members, educators and therapists, as well as individuals interested in self-development. Our experienced, skilful presenters provide a supportive learning environment that empowers participants by giving them a sound understanding of the Davis Concepts for Life® tools and techniques.

The Davis Concepts for Life® Workshop is rooted in our philosophy of embracing neurodiversity, respecting every individual, nurturing growth, and building on strengths to overcome challenges.

By the end of the workshop, you will have all of the tools and materials you need to take an individual (or yourself) through the Davis Concepts for Life® Programme – facilitating the  journey to overcome challenges associated with executive functioning, build a greater sense of self, improve self-regulation, manage stress, increase focus, improve organization, enhance relationships, and take more responsibility for personal growth.

Who can attend a Davis Concepts for Life® Workshop?

Family members, educators and therapists of individuals over the age of eight, who experience challenges with executive functioning skills, stress and reduced focus, and/or who struggle with forming and maintaining relationships and managing their behavior.

Adults who are not on the autism spectrum (or have no formal diagnosis of ASD) who:

  • struggle forming and maintaining positive relationships, or

  • wish to create meaningful change by exploring the mechanics that make up motivation and self-responsibility and then applying these to their daily life for self-development, or

  • experience challenges with executive functioning skills, stress, reduced focus and behavior management. In particular, this workshop will be of interest to individuals who have already tried conventional therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to address these challenges, with little or no results.

What is covered in the Davis Concepts for Life® Workshop?

This comprehensive five-day workshop equips you with the knowledge and tools to guide someone (or yourself) through the Davis Concepts for Life® Program, in order to help them to create meaningful change in a life they choose. You will come away with:

  • a personal set of tools (mental strategies) to help you remain calm and relaxed while working with the individual

  • the ability to help an individual become more present in the world, develop accurate perceptions, gain an awareness of self, and develop the ability to regulate their focus, stress and energy levels 

  • the ability to teach and actively create the following fundamental life concepts and capabilities using the engaging hands-on method of modelling with plastilina clay:

  • change, consequence, cause and effect, before and after, time, sequence, order and disorder

  • continue, survive, perception, thought, experience

  • energy, force, emotion, want, need, intention

  • motivation, ability, control, responsibility

  • an understanding of how to create meaningful, positive learning experiences in the home, school or external environment to actively explore these life concepts. This enables the individual to integrate their experiences into their personal identity, as a framework for understanding the world, and creates a solid foundation for stimulating positive and lasting change.

  • knowledge of how to help an individual to establish order in their physical environment by learning how to use the concepts to establish order, determine order, and create and maintain order

  • the ability to support an individual to develop self-responsibility. You will learn a strategy to foster self-responsibility through identifying which life concept/s are missing and thereby preventing or limiting that individual’s capacity for self-responsibility, and

  • an understanding of how to help improve social integration through exploring concepts that create foundations for relationships, supporting positive behaviors and interactions with others.

What kind of results do people experience with this programme?


Some of the most significant improvements reported back to the Foundation from people who have completed the Davis Concepts for Life include:

  • increased self-awareness 

  • greater ability to manage stress 

  • increased ability to focus for periods of time 

  • ability to monitor personal energy levels

  • improved ability to listen and take in what was being said

  • insight into the relationship between cause and effect 

  • improved time management

  • better organization and ability to complete tasks

  • the ability to establish order in one’s environment and daily life 

  • awareness of the role that emotion plays in self-motivation 

  • the ability to apply a framework to establish self-responsibility 

  • recognition of different types of relationships and acceptable behaviors within them, and

  • more able to make decisions based on what is right or wrong for self. ​


Read the book Autism and the Seeds of Change
By Abigail Marshall and Ronald D. Davis

Course Length:

5 days – 30 hours

Note:  This course does not include certification or licensing for commercial use of the Davis trademarks; such use requires extensive additional training.

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