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Accelerating Autism Knowledge and Capacity for Educators

Nominate Autism Champions from your centre to participate in this fully funded program. Champions will access intensive training and support from our specialist team, enabling the removal of barriers to inclusion to create positive outcomes for children with Autism. 

Included in the training and support package:

  • Tailored individualised support throughout.
  • Initial centre consultation (4 hours) to understand your centre’s needs, identify current barriers to inclusion, provide coaching and initial support strategies.
  • Two days (16 hours) of face-to-face training, including: What is Autism?; Positive Behaviour Support ; Facilitating Inclusion.
  • Follow up centre consultation (2 hours) to review implementation of strategies and allow for further coaching as needed.
  • Access to our online Autism Early Childhood Champions Community on Facebook.

Interested?

For more information, please contact the Inclusion Support Team at the Autism Association of Western Australia on (08) 6380 5900 or inclusion@autism.org.au

Please note that this program has been funded to run until June 2021. Spaces are limited so we would like to encourage interested parties to express interest as soon as possible. 

Supported by the WA Inclusion Agency. The Autism Early Childhood Champions Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. 

Your Stories

Wow! Such an amazing comprehensive look into ASD. I feel like everything was unpacked and I now have the confidence to implement new strategies to support the child, family and educators.

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Turtle Cover Early Learning Centre, Geraldton

So full of information – loved the project. Regional cities really benefit from this, I wish it was more readily available.

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Bambi CCC, Geraldton

Leanne is a great presenter, very informative and I got a great understanding of Autism as a whole and then broken down into sections and given examples and tips on inclusive practice. Great to be a part of the project and have a mentor and ongoing support – especially for regional areas.

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Nicole Krizanck, Ready Steady Grow, Dongara

I found this project so beneficial and full of information which is relevant to our service. I cannot wait to go back and share with my colleagues and children. Would recommend for others to attend and participate.

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Amy Causer, Bambi CCC Geraldton

Being a regional centre, it has been amazing for Autism WA to come up and share their knowledge and passion.

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Cassie, GoodStart Wonthella Geraldton

The experience was amazing and specifically for a regional area. It provided me with a lot of helpful information

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Kailiea Subardi, Magic Cottage Geraldton

The consultants were great presenters and very knowledgeable. They were supportive and gave some great suggestions to help understand Inclusion and how to build a better environment that supports all children regardless of their differences. Really great project and we can not wait to implement some of the things we have learnt.

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Amanada Tebb, Liwara C.P.S OSHC

I have gained so much practical knowledge through these training days and the consultations within the service. We are able to use the strategies for the children and families and provide more inclusive support for the community of learners. The educational materials provided give a great insight on how autism affects people at different ages and how we can give children the best possible start.

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Supriya Coehlo, Sliverwood CCC

This project has been a huge eye opener for me. I am so excited to spread the word and help Educators, families and children become more Autism Aware.

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Rachel Buck, GoodStart Girrawheen

Jump was so excited to be accepted into the first round of this project. Our educators came in with an open mind and were absolutely blown away by the detailed information provided and also the vast experience of the presenters. I think it took us a few weeks to actually process in our own heads exactly where we were going to start within our large service.

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Amanda Saunders, Jump Carey Early Development

As a regional organisation we often feel unprepared and unable to effectively support children within our setting. Being apart of this project has empowered us on our journey in implementing strategies to develop an inclusive culture.

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Melissa Elliot, REED Brookton

A very informative program which allows for a greater understanding of why and how certain reactions occur. I developed more insight into recognizing and documenting certain triggers. Consultants presented and answered questions to embed these practices practically. Awesome program!!

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Tracy Foster, Regional Early Education and Development Inc.

The program is very informative and well structured. Our consultants worked very well together and answered our questions and gave suggestions informed by research.

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Julia Weir and Jade Imgrund, Nido Early School Willeton

We cannot recommend how highly beneficial this program has been! The Autism Championship Program has impacted our centre in such a positive way more so then we initially thought it might. After the two day training session, all three educators that attended came back with such a fresh, new perspective and stated that this was one of the best professional developments they have had the opportunity to attend.

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Cherese, Kids HQ

This project is essential to the successful inclusion of children with ASD

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Katie Anderson, Wongan Hills Cubbyhouse

This is my first formal training for Autism inclusion support. It has made me feel more empowered as to what I can implement in my settings when I have a child who has been diagnosed or not. A lot of the strategies are going to help me support ALL children.

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Deidre Johnson, Sudbury House ELC

The project has helped me better understand about Autism in Early Childhood. Ive learnt new strategies and uncovered information about behaviour and the research behind it. With all these resources to share with families and fellow educators, I think I‘d be great help and mind opener too. I really hope to see more projects like this being offered to educators, so children can receive the best care possible.

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Anggie Raditz, Nido Early School Willeton

The training provided affirmed my current knowledge level and supported building my capacity in areas of interest. Such and informative and positive experience. Thank you so much.

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Brie Slatter, Nido Early School Hocking

The project was very informative and insightful. Love the way it was facilitated. Going back to REED Brookton feeling a lot more confident and prepared.

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Vismita Bhat, Regional Early Education Brookton
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