WHO ARE ASTELLIS?

FOUNDED BY PROFESSOR ARLENE ASTELL AND DR. MAGGIE ELLIS; ASTELLIS IS PROUD TO BRING YOU TRAINING ON ADAPTIVE INTERACTION© , A NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE TO SUPPORT MEANINGFUL INTERACTION BETWEEN CAREGIVERS AND PEOPLE WITH  ADVANCED DEMENTIA.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

“WE BELIEVE THAT INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY AND TO BE INCLUDED. INDIVIDUALS WITH ADVANCED DEMENTIA WHO NEITHER SPEAK, NOR SEEMINGLY UNDERSTAND SPEECH DESERVE TO BE PART OF THE SOCIAL WORLD AS MUCH AS ANYONE. IT IS OUR AIM TO FACILITATE THIS BY TEACHING FAMILY MEMBERS AND PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS HOW TO ENGAGE IN INTERACTIONS THAT THEY MAY HAVE PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT WERE IMPOSSIBLE.”