Guidance for the child
We specialize in guiding children with autism or children who benefit from structure and need extra guidance. We offer outpatient guidance for the child. The location of the guidance depends on the goals of the child. This can be at home, on location at huntu or where care is needed.
Guidance for the family
We offer guidance for the family, In addition to individual guidance for the child. The aim is to provide parents with knowledge and tools to make the education of their child with a disability easier. In addition, we are here to listen to your concerns.
Are you looking for a fun and instructive activity for your child? Then you’ve come to the right place! From Monday to Friday from 12:30pm to 5.00pm we offer specialized group guidance including homework guidance for children with autism, ADHD, related challenges and children who benefit from extra structure or guidance. In addition to working on school skills and personal goals, there is also time for fun activities.
There are hardly any reimbursements or subsidies for autism counseling in Curaçao. However, there are children who could benefit from guidance whose families do not have the financial means to purchase this care. Huntu also wants to support the people who need help but cannot afford this themselves financially. Huntu therefore offers residents who have little or nothing to spend to purchase individual guidance, family guidance or group guidance for their child. This care is provided by professional care providers. To be eligible for this form of financing, the parents can contact huntu. There is only limited space for this form of financing and huntu wants to use it in the best ways possible. That is why the client must be able to prove that they are unable to afford our services.
2. Quotation & guidance process
3. Start collaboration
What is autism?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that has most often been present and noticed by parents in early childhood.
The basic problems for autism are persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction in various situations (domain A). This includes the following three characteristics. Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity (1). Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction (2). In addition, deficits in developing, maintaining and understanding relationships (3).
In addition to persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction, there must be restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities (domain B). This includes the following four characteristics. Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech (1). Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines, or ritualized patterns of verbal or nonverbal behavior (2). Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus (3). Hyper- or hyporeactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment (4).
The diagnosis is made when a child meets all the characteristics mentioned in domain A and 2 of the 4 characteristics in domain B. In addition, the symptoms must be present in early childhood (domain C) and the symptoms lead to limitations and impairments in daily functioning (domain D).
Autism is a congenital disorder and in many cases is a hereditary condition. It can also develop due to genetic predisposition, depending on environmental factors. Autism is thus a congenital disorder and cannot be cured. You can learn to deal with it through guidance, treatment, training and/or information.