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

We are taking expressions of interest for a selection of Early Days workshops, for families of children 0-6 years old diagnosed with Autism, or who may be going through the diagnostic process.

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Please contact early.days@autism.org.au  to express your interest, stating the topics you would like to attend and the days and times that would suit you best.

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February 2019

23 February

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – Understanding Behaviour | Midland | 23/02/2019

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

Please note that we require a minimum of 8 registrations for this workshop to go ahead. 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,…

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March 2019

05 March

6:00pm - 9:00pm

$75 - $100

Creating Successful Mealtimes for Children with Autism (Part 2 of 2) | Shenton Park | 05/03/2019

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

Click here for Part 1 details 05/02/2019 Part 2 (of 2)  05/03/2019 Come and join our TASTEE team (The Autism Specific Team of Everything to do with Eating) for an evening workshop where you can learn about both the “why” behind mealtime challenges and the “what” to do about them for children with Autism. Part 2 the mealtime management workshop picks up from where part 1 leaves off! In part 1 you learned how to collect important information using a…

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16 March

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | Joondalup | 16/03/2019

The Autism Association of WA – Joondalup, 9/210 Winton Rd
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027 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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16 March

9:30am - 12:00pm

$75 - $100

Q+A with Senior Speech Pathologist | Shenton Park | 16/03/2019

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

Have your questions answered by an experienced Speech Pathologist. This semi-structured session will be led by a senior speech pathologist experienced in working with individuals with Autism. They will be present and available to answer questions and stimulate discussion based around the subjects of speech, communication and social skills for people with Autism. The aim is to provide general information on the topics and share useful strategies and resources based on your questions. This session is aimed at all families…

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23 March

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | Shenton Park | 23/03/2019

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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30 March

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – Understanding Behaviour | Joondalup | 30/03/2019

The Autism Association of WA – Joondalup, 9/210 Winton Rd
Joondalup, Western Australia 6027 Australia

Please note that we require a minimum of 8 registrations for this workshop to go ahead. 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,…

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April 2019

06 April

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | Shenton Park | 06/04/19

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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08 April - 09 April

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS Level 1 Training | 8 & 9 of April 2019

This intensive two-day training is designed to teach participants the theory behind The Picture Exchange Communication System and the protocols on how to appropriately implement the six phases of PECS. The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to teach communication skills rapidly to those with limited functional speech. PECS promotes communication within a social context, without lengthy prerequisite training. Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding…

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11 April

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS Training – Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) |11/04/2019

This training will provide you with practical information for helping learners successfully transition from The Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), along with evidence – based teaching strategies to ensure SGD users maintain effective communication skills. During this training, we will show your team how to assess current PECS skills and analyse the features of available apps and SGDs in order to make the selection best suited to your learner’s needs, ensuring a rapid transfer of…

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12 April

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS for the Support Team Training | 12/04/2019

This is a condensed PECS training for team members who support PECS implementation. Prerequisite for attendance is previous attendance of a PECS Level 1 Training by Team Leader(S). Attendees will learn a functional approach to applied behaviour analysis called The Pyramid Approach to Education, to implement the 2-Person Prompt Procedure and the 4-step Error Correction Procedure and how to create or capture communicative opportunities across the day. The workshop involves demonstrations, lecture, video examples and practice opportunities for each of…

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