An award-winning evidence-based intervention for children with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder

The PACT (Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy) accredited training course and PACT published manual is intended for professionals from a range of disciplines (psychologists, psychiatrists, speech and language therapists, specialist teachers, therapists, social workers) who are trained and experienced in the social communication needs of children with autism of 2-10 years 11 months of age, please click here. We offer a 5% discount on groups of five or more from the same organisation.

A 1/2 day publisher PACT e-learning course intended for a wide range of carers and professionals wishing to gain awareness of PACT is available, please click here. Hogrefe offer a discount to NHS groups of five or more professionals from the same organisation.

Watch a PACT video with parent testimonies and demonstration of PACT techniques, here.

PACT is now available ONLINE click here –  PACT Teleconference adaptations  for more information.

Pact training

We provide PACT training, in small or large groups; to individuals, organisations and on international platforms. We ensure the strong evidence-based content is communicated with a friendly interactive approach.

Information for parents

PACT is a parent/carer-led video feedback intervention for children with social communication and language needs associated with autism (aged 2-10 years) from children who use limited sentences to children who use few or no words.

Information for professionals

PACT is a treatment method with a tool kit consisting of the PACT treatment manual, training materials, videos and other intervention materials. Step-by-step goals are identified following the six steps of the PACT manual.

Information for commissioners

PACT is the first autism intervention rigorously tested in the NHS to show impact on reduction in autism symptoms in children, sustained through the subsequent six years into middle childhood. PACT fosters the best supportive environment for the child with autism.

Mission statement

We are IMPACT (Interaction Methods for Autism Communication Therapy), we provide innovative solutions to help children with autism, and their families/ carers communicate better. We work across the UK and internationally to support those most in need.


We seek the independent views, values, priorities and feedback from individuals, parents and professionals. Working collaboratively with those who know the child best helps achieve the child’s individual developmental potential and supports family well-being and happiness

PACT training dates

  • 19 – 20 November 2020 UK – ONLINE
  • 25 – 26 November France – ONLINE
  • 12 – 13 March 2021 Hong Kong – ONLINE
  • 16 – 17 January 2021 UK – ONLINE
  • 15 – 16 March 2021 UK – ONLINE
  • 12 – 13 June 2021 UK – ONLINE


Apply for PACT:


IMPACT (Interaction Method for Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy)
PACT Office
University of Manchester
Room 3.316 Jean McFarlane Building
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Complete the PACT training registration form

For the PACT professional flyer please click here. For the PACT parent flyer please click here. For more information on PACT research please click here

It was a complete revelation to me, watching the video which illuminated moments of interaction with my child that I had previously missed. I now know when and how to respond in a way that harmonises with him. PACT strikes a chord with my understanding and sense of him. Talking through what I see on the video really helps me gain new insights, a true understanding so we can be on the same page and communicate better together.


PACT-trained therapists filmed me playing with him and we looked at the footage after. It was amazing to see details that you would otherwise miss. Watching the video and discussing with the therapist what led to a good interaction enabled me to ‘fine tune’ how I was with him in order to enable him to feel calm, like his motivations were being validated, and therefore more able to communicate.’ ‘If something worked well, we’d discuss how to make that happen again, and to develop it. It was a really positive experience.

(Parent, Teacher)

PACT harmonises with my approach to communication intervention, supporting parent/ carer skills in seeing imperceptible moments of interaction and communication. PACT fulfils the need to support and extend parent/carer existing skills and equip them with the confidence and self-efficacy they need in becoming a future advocate for their child’s differences.

(Professional psychologist)