2018 Training Calendar

We have listened to your feedback and have added a range of new workshops to our parent training calendar for 2018. Keep scrolling to view our full 2018 training calendar. 


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March 2018

10 March

9:30am - 2:30pm

Free

Early Days My Child & Autism | 10/03/2018 | Fremantle

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

The Early Days Workshops are provided free to families and carers of children aged 0 to 6 years with (or who may have) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The My Child & Autism workshop is 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. Navigating Early Intervention and funding options

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17 March

9:00am - 1:00pm

Free - $75.00

I have something to say – Alternative & Augmentative Communication for people with Communication Challenges | 17/03/2018

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

Communication is a basic human right. People without speech or who have limited language skills experience difficulties in communicating everyday needs, receiving information, building relationships, participating in education and being safe. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consists of a range of communication supports including “no-tech” (gestures, body language and/or sign language), “low-tech” (communication boards, PODD books, object or picture exchange) and “high-tech” (electronic communication devices, iPads and apps). In this presentation, a specialist speech pathologist will explain why and how…

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19 March

9:30am - 10:00am

Free

Infobite | Learning Language through Stories and Songs | 19/03/2018 | Joondalup

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

Learn about practical and fun ways to support your child’s language development through stories and songs.

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20 March

9:30am - 10:30am

Free

Infobite | Learning Language through Stories and Songs | 20/03/2018 | Midland

Swan Children & Family Centre, Lot 574 Cockman Cross
Stratton , Western Australia 6056 Australia

Learn about practical and fun ways to support your child’s language development through stories and songs.

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21 March

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free

Early Days Tips for Everyday Living Skills | 21/03/2018 | Shenton Park EVENING

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

The Early Days Workshops are provided free to families and carers of children aged 0 to 6 years with (or who may have) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Tips for Everyday Living skills workshop will cover the following topics:  Understanding why everyday self-care skills can be hard for a child with ASD. Teaching strategies for all skills. Tips for specific skill areas i.e. eating, sleeping, toileting etc

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22 March

9:30am - 10:30am

Free

Infobite | Learning Language through Stories and Songs | 22/03/2018 | Floreat

Uniting Church, 50 Berkeley Crescent
Floreat, Western Australia 6014 Australia

Learn about practical and fun ways to support your child’s language development through stories and songs.

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24 March

9:30am - 2:30pm

Free

Early Days Understanding Behaviour | 24/03/2018 | Shenton Park

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

The Early Days Understanding Behaviour workshop focuses on helping parents and carers 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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27 March

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - $75.00

Steps to Literacy – Support the Learning of Reading, Writing and Spelling | 27/03/2018

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

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) don’t always develop early literacy skills in the same way or at the same rate as other students. Some children with ASD experience challenges with learning to read, spell and write. In this workshop, we will discuss some myths and misconceptions around learning, explore the possible challenges experienced by children with Autism and suggest some practical strategies for improving literacy outcomes. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA…

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April 2018

05 April

9:30am - 1:30pm

Free

Early Days My Child & Autism | 05/04/2018 | Maddington

Child and Parent Centre – East Maddington, 79 Pitchford Avenue
Maddington, Western Australia 6109 Australia

The Early Days Workshops are provided free to families and carers of children aged 0 to 6 years with (or who may have) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The My Child & Autism workshop is 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. Navigating Early Intervention and funding options  

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07 April

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Understanding Behaviour | 07/04/2018

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

What do we do when a child has difficulty displaying positive behaviours? Just like any other skill, behaving positively is something that we learn. In this presentation we look at PBS – or Positive Behaviour Support- an evidence-based approach to building positive behaviours. This approach challenges traditional theories of behaviour support which often involve negative reinforcement, and focuses on teaching children the skills they need to behave in a way that is expected and praising and rewarding progressions towards the…

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