Relationship Development Intervention (RDI™)

As a parent, there are many paths you can take when considering autism therapies. Some focus on modifying behaviour or teaching scripts or skills that children struggle to apply to all areas of their lives.

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI™) is different. It teaches children, adolescents and young adults Dynamic Intelligence – the skills and abilities that will have the greatest impact on their quality of life. These include:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Developing friendships
  • Enjoying independence

What sets RDI™ apart from other therapies is that it teaches children how to think, instead of what to think. This enables them to respond to life’s unexpected challenges with resilience, flexibility and confidence.

After all, isn’t that what you want for your child?


RDI™ is a family-centered autism remediation program that empowers parents, like you, to guide your child’s development forward. The beauty of the program is that it won’t feel like therapy to your child because you use the time that you already spend with him (daily-living activities like play, chores, household routines, sports and hobbies) to help him develop the critical thinking, social and emotional abilities that he missed the first time around.

As a result, you and your child will have a stronger connection and enjoy the quality time that you spend together. In the process, she will develop foundational abilities that will result in true developmental gains. Since RDI™ treats the underlying deficits of autism, not just the symptoms, your child will be able to instinctively and spontaneously use these abilities whenever she needs them, in all areas of her life.

Is RDI™ right for my child?
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