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

12 June

3:30pm - 6:00pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | Karratha | 12/06/2019

One Tree Children’s Services, 15-17 Teesdale Place
Millars Well, WA 6714 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). 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 and your family. How you can make a difference. This workshop is appropriate for those who…

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15 June

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – My Child & Autism | Joondalup | 15/06/2019

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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22 June

9:30am - 2:30pm

No cost

Early Days – Encouraging Early Interactions | Shenton Park | 22/06/2019

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 Encouraging Early Interactions workshop will cover the following topics: Understand the critical building blocks for social interaction and communication. Devise practical strategies that encourage social skills development.

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25 June

9:30am - 12:30pm

No cost

Early Days: Developing My Child’s Independence Skills | WEBINAR | 26/06/2019

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).   Topics covered: Understanding why everyday self-care skills can be hard for a child with ASD Teaching strategies for all skills Tips for specific skill areas including eating, sleeping, toileting and more If you would like to join this Webinar please register your interest and we will keep you up to date. To…

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29 June

9:30am - 2:30pm

CANCELLED 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

CANCELLED 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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12 July

9:30am - 11:00am

CANCELLED: ASD and Me: Explaining Autism to Your Child | Webinar | 12/07/2019

Should I tell my child they have Autism?  When is the right time to talk about it?  How do I start?  Who should be involved? All important questions!  There are no right or wrong answers — Your decision will likely depend on your family situation and your child’s personality, abilities and social awareness.    In this webinar we will explore: The considerations (why, when, how, who?) of explaining your child’s diagnosis to him or her so that you can make…

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