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March 2017

02 March

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Free - $75.00

Helping with Homework | 02/03/2017

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

Why might students with Autism find it difficult to complete homework? Learn about some of the possible reasons and find useful strategies for how to help your child organise themselves to start and finish their homework. Organisational skills are life skills, not just school skills. 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 with your…

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25 March

9:30am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Steps to Literacy – Support the Learning of Reading, Writing and Spelling | 25/03/2017

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

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 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 and…

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30 March

9:30am - 11:30am

Free

Explaining Autism for Autism Awareness Week 2017 | 30/03/2017

State Library of Western Australia – Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis Street
Perth,Western Australia6000Australia

This year World Autism Awareness Week will be from Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 2017.  To increase community awareness for World Autism Week 2017 please join us for a presentation where we will introduce you to the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the impact experienced during daily life and the various services available from the Autism Association of Western Australia.   

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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? Does your son or daughter have limited verbal communication and -possibly needs additional AAC to support their communication? Then this training will help provide you with information about Augmentative and Alternate Communication which encompasses all forms of communication in addition to or as an alternative to spoken language. . Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consists of a range of systems across the areas of…

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May 2017

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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