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Interview with Michael McCreadie about Atlass project working with Scottish Autism

Flourishing The PERMA model

The PERMA approach to wellbeing was developed by Professor Martin Seligman  his book Flourish represents an inspirational framework which he calls PERMA.

The five elements are useful to consider;

P = Positive Emotion: Experiencing positive emotions including happiness are essential for us to flourish.

E = Engagement: Engagement is not just focusing on actives but, we focus on activities and routines which help people achieve a sense of flow.

R = Relationships are an important feature. Positive relationships help us to combat loneliness which is a major area for all people. (

M = Meaning: This is crucial for our lives. Thinking about truly existential questions such as ‘what gives me a sense of purpose?’ or ‘what is the point?’

A = Achievements and Accomplishments.

Introduction to the Atlass Approach

As acknowledged behaviour management experts with extensive knowledge of reactive approaches.  We have been asked over the years to clarify our proactive approaches.

We operate a stress management approach to supporting behaviours of concern. This has led to development of the Atlass programme.

As practitioners and researchers key staff at Studio 3 have developed the Atlass autism model over the last 10 years.

This applies a wellbeing approach to supporting people with autism. We currently are involved with programmes in Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and Scotland.

Aims of the Atlass Approach

We aim to provide individualised supports for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s). We do this by firstly assessing the needs of the individual within their system of support, whether that be within a family home, school, day care setting or supported living environment.

Having identified need and an understanding of the issues facing the individual, we then provide customised training courses for family and carers tailored to their needs, their coping styles, current level of knowledge and relative to their relationship to the individual.

In addition, we provide practical training for professionals and agencies who routinely interface with people on the autism spectrum.

Atlass Services Provided

What we provide:

  • Training
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Advice
  • Consultancy

Please look at our Atlass Website what we offer in more detail.

Go to our Atlass Website for more information about our approach to working with Autism spectrum disorders

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