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April 2017

08 April

9:30am - 3:30pm

Free - $125.00

I have Something to Say – Alternative and Augmentative Communication for People with Communication Challenges | 08/04/2017

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

Does your child have an AAC high tech system that they use to support their communication? This training will help provide you with detailed information about your child’s high tech AAC device.  In this presentation, specialist Speech Pathologists will explain why and how high tech AAC systems such as dedicated devices and iPads should extend beyond requesting basic wants and needs and allow the person to ask questions, make a comment, protest, negotiate, greet others, tell a joke and share a story. This presentation will also discuss…

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May 2017

03 May

9:15am - 3:00pm

Positive Partnerships | Free 1 day workshop for Parents & Carers of School Aged Child on the Autism Spectrum | 03/05/2017 | Byford

Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre, Mead Street
Byford,Western Australia6122Australia

Join us (Positive Partnerships) for a day of learning with other parents and carers of school aged children on the autism spectrum, designed to help you foster productive school, family and community relationships to provide the best kind of support for your child. Our workshops are for parents, carers and grandparents wanting to understand more about autism and learn practical strategies using evidence based resources to help maximise their young person’s learning. What will you gain by attending this workshop? An…

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04 May - 05 May

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400.00 - $660.00

PECS Level 1 Training | 04/05 to 05/05/2017

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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17 May

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free - $75.00

Practical Strategies for Anxiety – Primary School | 17/05/2017

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 primary school aged children. We aim to introduce some practical strategies to support children to regulate their emotions and support their ability to participate in the primary school environment. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a key therapist, payment…

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27 May

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

ASD and Me – Explaining Autism to Your Child | 27/05/2017

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

There is no ‘right’ age or time to discuss your child’s diagnosis with them. Their personality, abilities and social awareness may all impact on when and how to begin to have such discussions. This workshop will focus on aspects of explaining your child’s diagnosis to him or her. Questions that we explore include: “Why tell my child about their diagnosis?”, “When to tell?”, “What to tell” “What words to use?” and “Who tells?”  Several resources will also be introduces that…

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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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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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