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June 2017

10 June

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

I am Social | 10/06/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

What skills does it take to make a friend? What skills do we need to be a friend? This workshop aims to provide information about the development of social skills across age groups, provide tips and practical strategies for helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to develop social skills and friendships, and to help students to observe and respond to their social world. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a key…

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15 June

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Friendships Webinar | Positive Partnerships | 15/06/2017

The characteristics of autism can impact on an Individual’s ability to establish and maintain friendships. During this webinar we will: Discuss the complexity of friendships and how to support individuals in their understanding of friendship Explore and share strategies that might assist young people on the spectrum to learn about friendship and develop the skills necessary to make and maintain friends Hear about and share additional resources and information Be part of an interactive hour where you get the opportunity to…

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July 2017

19 July

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free - $75.00

Growing Up – Sexuality and Relationships | 19/07/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

Hormone changes, sexuality and romantic feelings are part of most teenagers’ development. In this area, education is important for individuals with Autism as they may be less likely to learn about it from other sources including their peers. This workshop will explore themes of helping your child to stay safe, to understand their feelings and to learn about expected behaviours around sexuality and relationships. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a…

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August 2017

03 August

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free - $75.00

Emotional Regulation – an Introduction to Dealing with Difficult Emotions | 03/08/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

Having difficulty understanding your own emotions, and experiencing strong emotional responses to situations can be a regular occurrence for children with Autism. In this workshop, participants will explore several approaches to support children to better understand and regulate their emotions. Several tools such as the “incredible 5 point scale” and “the zones of regulation” will be introduced along with practical strategies calming and regulation. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a…

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26 August

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Looking after Yourself | 26/08/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

It is difficult to have a balanced life, trying to cater for the needs of everyone in the family – including your own! This workshop discusses concepts like stress, resilience, the importance of balance and recognises how important it is that your own needs are not overlooked. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a key therapist, payment will be directly deducted from your child’s funding package. For further information please discuss…

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September 2017

02 September

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

There is an App for That | 02/09/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

With the rapid growth and development of tablet devices and mobile applications, many opportunities have arisen to use these tools to support the needs of children with Autism in a fun and socially valued way. In this workshop, we will discuss the benefits of using technology to support the learning and development of your child, introduce guidelines to review apps and programs, and demonstrate a range of useful apps available on iPad and tablet devices. Registration If you are currently…

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16 September

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Practical Strategies for Anxiety – High School | 16/09/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

Some children with Autism may experience higher levels of anxiety and worry than their typically developing peers. In this workshop, we will explore some of the signs and impacts of anxiety in teenagers and adolescents. We aim to introduce some practical strategies to support children to regulate their emotions and support their ability to participate in the high school environment. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a key therapist, payment will…

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October 2017

09 October - 10 October

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400.00 - $660.00

PECS Level 1 Training | 09/10 to 10/10/2017

The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat,WA6014Australia

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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12 October - 13 October

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400.00 - $660.00

PECS Level 2 Training | 12/10 to 13/10/2017

The Boulevard Centre, 99 The Boulevard
Floreat,WA6014Australia

This interactive training is perfect for parents and/or professionals who have previously attended the PECS Level 1 (Basic) Training and want to address specific PECS implementation challenges and expand the use of PECS across a wide range of activities and settings. Pyramid's skilled instructor will lead group discussions and video analyses regarding practical and resourceful solutions, and innovative problem solving strategies for complex PECS implementation situations. The training will further provide practical ideas for advanced lessons in expanding the learners'…

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18 October

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free - $75.00

Tips for Toileting and Other Self-Care Skills | 18/10/2017

Autism Association of WA – Shenton Park, 215 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park,WA6008Australia

Everyday self-care tasks can be difficult to learn for some children with Autism. Some of these tasks are complex and require a high degree of sequencing, organisation, problem solving, motor skills and motivation. Difficulty with these tasks can result in reduced independence and can impact on participation in community activities. In this workshop, we will explore several strategies and tips to help support the development of toileting skills along with other self-care skills such as dressing, eating, washing and grooming.…

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