9:30am - 11:00am
Behaviour is how we act and react to everyday environments and situations. We all engage in behaviour that challenges others at times, its part of being a person. In some cases though, people develop behaviours that persist, interfering with their day-to-day experiences, affecting their relationships and impacting their quality of life. A positive and pro-active approach includes considering the reasons for the person’s behaviour so that we can work out how to help make things better for them.
6:00pm - 9:00pm
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.
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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?
9:30am - 11:30am
9:30am - 11:00am
Play is an important part of childhood, but we know that Autism can affect the development of skills needed for play. For this reason, play is one of the core intervention domains of First Steps for Autism therapy—not only learning through play but learning to play!