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 Australia 6105 Australia

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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July 2017

25 July - 26 July

9:30am - 2:30pm

Positive Partnerships | Free 2 day workshop for Parents & Carers | Karratha

Ibis Styles Karratha, 34-45 Searipple Road
Karratha, Western Australia 6714 Australia

Join Positive Partnerships for 2 days of learning with other parents and carers of school aged children on the autism spectrum, designed to help you foster productive school, family and community relationships to provide the best kind of support for your child. These workshops are for parents, carers and grandparents wanting to understand more about autism and learn practical strategies using evidence based resources to help maximise their young person’s learning. What will you gain by attending this workshop? An increased…

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25 July

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Free

Autism: What are the Early Indicators | East Fremantle | 25/07/2017

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway
East Fremantle , WA 6158 Australia

Free workshops for Community Health and Family Professionals (Community health nurses, social workers, community allied health professionals, Local Coordinators, NDIS planners, Childcare workers and teachers) 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…

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26 July

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tapping the Talent – Employment Forum for Families | 26/07/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park, WA 6008 Australia

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 26th of July. 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 numerous…

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28 July

9:00am - 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, WA 6008 Australia

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

9:00am - 12:00pm

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

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park, WA 6008 Australia

The Autism Association of WA will be running TalkAbility™ The Hanen Program® in Term 3, 2017 for Parents of Verbal Children aged 4 to 9 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 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 disorder: take appropriate…

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August 2017

08 August

9:30am - 4:30pm

A Smooth Move, Transitioning from year 6 to year 7 | 08/08/2017

Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and the Autism Association of WA are proudly co-facilitating a one day course for upper primary school and lower secondary school teachers. Offering a comprehensive overview of the Autism Spectrum, its features and its impact when students with Autism transition from year 6 into year 7 within mainstream school settings. The day will cover planning approaches, strategies and practical supports to ensure a smooth transition from Primary to High School for students with Autism. Refresh your knowledge of…

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09 August

9:30am - 4:30pm

Positive Behaviour Support Plans Workshop | 09/08/2017

Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and the Autism Association of WA are proudly co-facilitating a practical workshop for anyone who works closely with Positive Behaviour Support plans, either in their development or delivery. This will apply especially to Behaviour Support practitioners, psychologists and other allied health professionals, school learning support staff and coordinators of NDIS, residential or community programs . The workshop will review the elements of PBS plans that research suggests lead to positive outcomes, discussing enablers & barriers to practical implementation…

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10 August

9:30am - 4:30pm

Autism & iPad Pedagogy | 10/08/2017

Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and the Autism Association of WA are proudly co-facilitating this workshop.  Students with autism require a dedicated educational experience that caters to the wide range of fluctuating emotional, academic and behavioural needs they daily experience. With the introduction of the iPad, many educators of students with autism have discovered an incredibly powerful tool to assist in accommodating these evolving student needs. In this workshop our presenters will showcase a range of creative iPad lessons, behavioural interventions…

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15 August

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free

Autism: What are the Early Indicators | Midland | 15/08/2017

Autism Association of WA – Midland Centre, 10 Mellar Court
Midland, WA 6056 Australia

Free workshops for Community Health and Family Professionals (Community health nurses, social workers, community allied health professionals, Local Coordinators, NDIS planners, Childcare workers and teachers) 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…

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