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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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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July 2019

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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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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17 August

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | East Fremantle | 17/08/2019

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway
East Fremantle , WA 6158 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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September 2019

10 September

9:30am - 12:30pm

$75.00 - $100.00

Planning for School Success – Primary School | 10/09/2019

Moving from the safe and familiar environment of home into primary school can be an anxious time for both you and your child. When starting primary school, your child will be introduced to new adults and children; new routines; play experiences and sensory environments. Children may need more support at this stage to prepare and settle into this new school environment. This presentation will provide key information to assist parents and families to plan for and negotiate this time of…

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21 September

9:30am - 3:30pm

$150 - $200

Building Positive Behaviour: An Introduction to Supporting Positive Behaviour Change | Shenton Park | 21/09/2019

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

This seminar explores the process of understanding challenging behaviours and how to support positive behavioural change by using evidence based approach. Participants will: Develop their understanding of the connection between Autism and behaviour Learn about what Positive Behaviour Support actually means Become familiar with the 5 Steps to meaningful behaviour support   Recommended for parents and carers of children aged 0 to 18 years. Registrations for Families Accessing our Services:                                                                                       For families accessing Therapy Services with Autism Association you may…

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October 2019

02 October

Chatterbox Clinic | 02/10/19

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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14 October - 15 October

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS Level 1 Training | 14 & 15 October 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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