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May 2018

19 May

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Practical strategies for Anxiety – Primary school | 19/05/2018

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

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. Participants will learn practical strategies to support children to regulate their emotions and to encourage increased participation in the primary school environment. Registration If you are currently a client of The Autism Association of WA and have a key therapist, payment will be directly…

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June 2018

13 June

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - $75.00

ASD and Me – Explaining Autism to your Child | 13/06/2018

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

There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ time to discuss your child’s diagnosis with them. Your family situation and your child’s personality, abilities and social awareness may all impact on when and how to begin to explain your child’s diagnosis to them. 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 introduced that can assist and guide you, and provide…

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23 June

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Growing up – Sexuality and Relationships | 23/06/2018

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

Most teenagers at some point in their development are faced with new challenges relating to hormone changes, sexuality and romantic feelings. During this time, quality education, information  and support  is especially 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…

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August 2018

04 August

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Emotional Regulation – an Introduction to Dealing with Difficult Emotions | 04/08/2018

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

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 for calming and regulation. 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 key therapist. …

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18 August

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Understanding Autism | 18/08/2018

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

In this workshop, participants will explore the key characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and how they may impact on an individual across a range of environments. 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 key therapist.  For other families, we have kept costs to a minimum which is $50 per person or $75…

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September 2018

01 September

9:00am - 12:00pm

Free - $75.00

Practical strategies for Anxiety – High School | 01/09/2018

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

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. Participants will learn about 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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12 September

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - $75.00

How to Build Resilience | 12/09/2018

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

Resilience refers to an individual’s ability to face and overcome challenges utilising their individual strengths.  Resilience is something that we are not born with but that we learn and develop over time and through experience. Resilience continues to develop across the lifespan and is assisted by positive relationships and a strong understanding of self.  Many people with Autism have difficulties facing everyday challenges. This workshop will explore ways in which we can foster an environment which builds resilience in the…

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October 2018

08 October - 09 October

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400.00 - $660.00

PECS Level 1 Training | 8th & 9th October 2018

Bendat Parent & Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street
Wembley, WA 6014 Australia

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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10 October

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - $75.00

Understanding Behaviour | 10/10/2018

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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24 October

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free - $75.00

Planning for High school and Beyond | 24/10/2018

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

Moving from the familiar and stable environment of primary school into high school can be an anxious time for both the student and their family. The student may experience changes to their daily timetable, the number of teaching staff, social opportunities, peer groups and homework expectations. Students may need more support at this stage to settle into this new environment. This presentation will provide key information to assist parents and families to negotiate the time of transition into high school,…

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