In addition to the community events below, we run workshops and seminars, based on up-to-date and peer-reviewed research for teachers, other professionals and families. Visit our Workshops and Seminars page to learn more and view our 2017 training calendar.
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April 2017

27 April - 31 December

Expression of Interest | Wings for Autism 2017

International Terminal, Perth Aiport
Redcliffe,Western Australia6105Australia

We are excited to tell you about a new initiative that the Autism Association in partnership with Perth Airport are providing. As we know airport experiences may not always be positive for people with Autism. We want to look at ways of creating safe and successful airport experiences. In June 2016 we ran the first of our pilot programs and following the success of this trial we hope to run regular airport preparation experiences for people with Autism across the…

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May 2017

28 May

HBF Run for a Reason 2017 – Support our Autism Heroes | 28/05/2017

If you would like to run or walk for Autism, the HBF Run for a Reason event is the perfect opportunity to do so! The Autism Association of Western Australia is part of a large list of charity partners of the event. We encourage everyone to take part and run or walk in support of the Autism Association of Western Australia.  All money raised will help the Autism Association of Western Australia deliver much needed support services to people with…

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31 May

10:00am - 12:30pm

Tapping the Talent – Employment Forum | 31/05/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Autism The Autism Association of Western Australia and Curtin University would like to invite adults with ASD and their families to attend an Employment Forum due to be held on the 31st of May. We invite you to come and share your views on issues faced by adults with Autism seeking employment. The Autism Association has a long history of supporting adults to find and succeed in employment. We believe that successful employment has…

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June 2017

07 June

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Free

Autism: What are the Early Indicators | Fremantle | 07/06/2017

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway
East Fremantle ,WA6158Australia

Free workshops for Community Health and Family Professionals (Community health nurses, social workers, community allied health professionals, Local Coordinators, NDIS planners). What are the early indicators of Autism? What role can parents and people who work with children play in supporting early diagnosis and intervention. An estimated 1 in 100 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. A majority are not diagnosed until they are three years old, more than a year after they can be reliably diagnosed and receive life-changing intervention. This information session will help participants: Identify early…

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15 June

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friendships Webinar | Positive Partnerships | 15/06/2017

The characteristics of autism can impact on an Individual’s ability to establish and maintain friendships. During this webinar we will: Discuss the complexity of friendships and how to support individuals in their understanding of friendship Explore and share strategies that might assist young people on the spectrum to learn about friendship and develop the skills necessary to make and maintain friends Hear about and share additional resources and information Be part of an interactive hour where you get the opportunity to…

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27 June

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Free

The New WHO ICF-CY Core Sets | Standardized Cross-cultural Assessment of Ability and Disability in ASD | 27/06/2017

Freda Jacobs Lecture Theatre, Building 108, Bentley Campus, Curtin University
Bentley,Western Australia6102Australia

Curtin University Autism Research Group (CARG) and the Autism Association are excited to welcome back Professor Bölte from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (KIND). Professor Bölte will be visiting Perth to present an information session for clinicians on the new WHO ICF-CY core sets for ASD. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) provides a comprehensive and universally accepted framework to describe health-related functioning. The ICF covers the entire life span and asserts that functioning in everyday life cannot be inferred from…

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July 2017

28 July

9:30am - 12:00pm

More Than Words® | Hanen Program® | 28/07/2017 to 08/09/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

The Autism Association of WA will be running More Than Words in Term 3, 2017, The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children aged 6 and under with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program will be run by Hanen certified speech pathologists. More Than Words provides parents with practical and powerful strategies to help their child communicate and interact during everyday routines and activities. Who would benefit from More Than Words? The More Than Words program will benefit parents of children who:…

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28 July

9:30am - 12:00pm

Talkability® | Hanen Program® | 28/07/2017 to 08/09/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

The Autism Association of WA will be running TalkAbility™ The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children aged 4 to 9 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder.on the Autism Spectrum in Term 3, 2017. This program will be run by Hanen certified speech pathologists. This program shows parents how to foster the higher-level language and social skills that are essential for the best outcomes in their child. In the TalkAbility™ program, parents learn to help their young child with autism spectrum…

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October 2017

21 October

9:00am - 11:30am

More Than Words® | Hanen Program® | 21/10/2017 to 02/12/2017

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway
East Fremantle ,WA6158Australia

The Autism Association of WA will be running More Than Words in Term 4, 2017, The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children aged 6 and under with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program will be run by Hanen certified speech pathologists. More Than Words provides parents with practical and powerful strategies to help their child communicate and interact during everyday routines and activities. Who would benefit from More Than Words? The More Than Words program will benefit parents of children who:…

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21 October

9:00am - 11:30pm

Talkability® | Hanen Program® | 21/10/2017 to 02/12/2017

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway
East Fremantle ,WA6158Australia

The Autism Association of WA will be running TalkAbility™ The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children aged 4 to 9 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder.on the Autism Spectrum in Term 4, 2017. This program will be run by Hanen certified speech pathologists. This program shows parents how to foster the higher-level language and social skills that are essential for the best outcomes in their child. In the TalkAbility™ program, parents learn to help their young child with autism spectrum…

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