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February 2022

05 February

9:30am - 2:30pm

Early Days – Understanding Behaviour | 05/02/2022 | Joondalup

Autism Association of WA – Joondalup 2, 13/210 Winton Road
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027 Australia

The Early Days Understanding Behaviour workshop focuses on helping parents and carers (unpaid) manage difficult behaviour in children aged 0 to 6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Families of children with ASD often report high levels of stress and difficult behaviour can be one reason for this. Difficult behaviour can also interfere with the child’s development and learning. This workshop will cover the following topics: Understanding your child’s behaviour Teaching your child a new, more functional behaviour Developing techniques…

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08 February

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Creating Successful Mealtimes For Children With Autism | 2 Part Workshop | 08/02/2022 and 16/03/2022

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

Food is an essential part of living and socialising; it forms the building blocks of the human body and it helps us to form meaningful connections through the enjoyment of a shared meal. For children with Autism having diet variety for adequate nutrition can be a real challenge for many reasons, and taking part in mealtime experiences with others may affected.  Come and join our *TASTEE team to learn about both the “why” behind mealtime challenges for children with Autism and what you can start to do about them. 

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09 February

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Supporting Social Skills and Friendships – High School | WEBINAR | 09/02/2022

online webinar, Australia

Everyone has the right to belong and to make meaningful connections with those around them. Social relationships and friendships provide us with experience in managing our own emotions, responding to the feelings of others, collaborating, negotiating and problem-solving. Children with Autism often require support to develop the skills they need to make and keep friends. Join us as we look at how to build on your child’s strengths to help them navigate and benefit from the social dynamics of friendship in High School.

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12 February

Latitude Sensory Session | 12/02/2022

Latitude Joondalup are once again offering a sensory friendly session! The centre will open outside of operating hours in an adapted environment for individuals with Autism to enjoy. Sensory adaptations will include: No loud announcements over the PA systems Reduced capacity to 100 people No music Dimmed lighting Sensory break rooms Staff from the Autism Association will be in attendance   Register here!   See you there!

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12 February

9:30am - 12:30pm

Supporting Social Skills and Friendships – High School | Workshop | 12/02/2022

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

Everyone has the right to belong and to make meaningful connections with those around them. Social relationships and friendships provide us with experience in managing our own emotions, responding to the feelings of others, collaborating, negotiating and problem-solving. Children with Autism often require support to develop the skills they need to make and keep friends. Join us as we look at how to build on your child’s strengths to help them navigate and benefit from the social dynamics of friendship in high school. 

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16 February

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Understanding and Supporting Communication | WEBINAR | 16/02/2022

online webinar, Australia

Communication is about so much more than just the words we use or the ability to talk. Join our Speech Pathologist to learn more about what communication is, and how to support the ongoing development of communication skills in school-aged children with Autism.

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17 February

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Early Days – Helping My Child Cope with Change | 17/02/2022 | Midland

Autsim Association of WA – Midland Railway Parade, 26 Railway Parade
Midland, Western Australia 6056 Australia

What this workshop offers: Understanding why change is hard and how it impacts on young children with ASD. Strategies for preparing for change in everyday situations. The Early Days Workshops are provided free to families and carers (unpaid) of children aged 0 to 6 years with (or who may have) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We recommend attending an introductory session such Early Days: My Child and Autism prior to attending other topics. Please note that we require a minimum of 8 registrations…

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19 February

9:30am - 3:30pm

Intensive Positive Behaviour Support – Primary School | Workshop | 19/02/2022

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

To change behaviour, we need to understand why it is occurring. Challenging behaviour happens, not because the person who has Autism is trying to be ‘difficult’, but because they are responding to a situation in the only way they know how. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an approach that helps us move closer to understanding the cause of the behaviour and what the person is getting out of it so that we can support them to more effectively meet their needs. 

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24 February

10:30am - 12:30pm

Autism: What are the Early Indicators? | Webinar | 24/02/2022

online webinar, Australia

(Free workshop for Community Health and Family Professionals (Community Health Nurses, Social Workers, Community Allied Health Professional, 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder, however a majority are not diagnosed until they are three years old – more than a year after they can be…

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24 February

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Autism and Anxiety: Practical Strategies for Supporting Teens | WEBINAR | 24/02/2022

online webinar, Australia

The teenage years come with many pressures and challenges. Because of this, anxiety is something that affects all young people at some point. Did you know that Anxiety is one of the most common co-occurring symptoms in young people with Autism?    

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