Would you like to learn more about how to support your young child? 

In addition to the sessions below, we are taking expressions of interest for a selection of 3 hour Early Days workshops. Early Days workshops are run for families of children 0-6 years old diagnosed with Autism, or who may be going through the diagnostic process. These topics include:

  • Helping My Child Cope with Change
  • Encouraging Interaction Through Play & Social Learning
  • Developing My Child’s Independence
  • Progression to School

Please contact early.days@autism.org.au to express your interest in these topics and we’ll keep you up to date.

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June 2019

29 June

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – Understanding Behaviour | Midland | 29/06/2019

Autism Association of WA – Midland Centre Mellar Court, 10 Mellar Court
Midland, WA 6056 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 an 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 to promote positive behaviour. Click here to download full flyer –…

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29 June

9:30am - 11:30am

No cost

Early Days Encouraging Early Interactions – Dads Workshop | 29/06/2019 | Joondalup

Joondalup Family Centre, 25 Jolstra Crescent
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027 Australia

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). This session will be run alongside the My Time Dads group and is run specifically for men, by male facilitators, to foster open and honest discussion. Play leaders will be available to supervise children aged 6 and under. This workshop will cover the following topics: Understand why your child’s play is different Learn…

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July 2019

02 July

6:30pm - 8:30pm

No cost

Getting to know the NDIS – Workshop | Gosnells | 02/07/2019

Child and Parent Centre – Gosnells, 173 Hicks Street (access from Clara Street)
Gosnells, Western Australia 6110 Australia

Intended Participants:  Individuals with Disabilities, Community Organisations, Childcare, Support Workers, Carers & Families.  This information session is for people of all ages and all disabilities. The Autism Association of Western Australia are holding a series of information sessions where you can learn about the NDIS in WA. The information sessions will cover how to access the NDIS and information on planning and implementing an NDIS plan for individuals with Autism. The information session will last for 1.5 hours, followed by a 30 minute Q&A Cost…

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06 July

9:30am - 3:30pm

$150 - $200

Building Positive Behaviour: An Introduction to Supporting Positive Behaviour Change | 06/07/2019

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

This interactive workshop explores the process of understanding challenging behaviours and how to support positive behavioural change by using an evidence based approach.    Participants will:   -       Develop their understanding of the connection between Autism and behaviour by reflecting on video examples, and through group discussion.  -       Learn about what Positive Behaviour Support actually means and why it is important to take a multi-element view of behaviour.  -       Work through a 5 Step process for achieving positive behaviour change…

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10 July

Chatterbox Clinic | 10/07/19

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

Are you using AAC? Does your child use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) like a communication device or a communication book? Would you like to learn more about using it? The Autism Association of Western Australia is offering the Chatterbox Clinic to help you learn more about using AAC with your child.   What is the Chatterbox Clinic? The Chatterbox clinic is for children who already have an AAC device or communication book and includes a fun and personalised coaching…

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26 July

9:30am - 11:30am

No cost

Getting to know the NDIS – Workshop | East Fremantle | 26/07/2019

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

Intended Participants:  Individuals with Disabilities, Community Organisations, Childcare, Support Workers, Carers & Families.  This information session is for people of all ages and all disabilities. The Autism Association of Western Australia are holding a series of information sessions where you can learn about the NDIS in WA. The information sessions will cover how to access the NDIS and information on planning and implementing an NDIS plan for individuals with Autism. The information session will last for 1.5 hours, followed by a 30 minute Q&A Cost…

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27 July

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | Shenton Park | 27/07/2019

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

Please note that we require a minimum of 8 registrations for this workshop to go ahead. 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). The My Child & Autism workshop is an introductory workshop facilitated by staff from the Autism Association of Western Australia and will cover the following topics: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What ASD looks like for your child…

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August 2019

03 August - 17 September

Talkability® | Hanen Program® | 03/08/19 to 14/09/19

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® for Parents of Verbal Children aged 4 to 9 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Autism Spectrum in Term 3, 2019. 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…

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03 August - 14 September

More Than Words® | Hanen Program® | 03/08/19 to 14/09/19

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, 2019, 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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10 August

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – Understanding Behaviour | Joondalup | 10/08/2019

The Autism Association of WA – Joondalup, 9/210 Winton Rd
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 an 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 to promote positive behaviour.

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