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March 2019

16 March

9:30am - 12:00pm

$75 - $100

Q+A with Senior Speech Pathologist | Shenton Park | 16/03/2019

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

Have your questions answered by an experienced Speech Pathologist. This semi-structured session will be led by a senior speech pathologist experienced in working with individuals with Autism. They will be present and available to answer questions and stimulate discussion based around the subjects of speech, communication and social skills for people with Autism. The aim is to provide general information on the topics and share useful strategies and resources based on your questions. This session is aimed at all families…

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April 2019

08 April - 09 April

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS Level 1 Training | 8 & 9 of April 2019

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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09 April

6:00pm - 8:30pm

$75 - $100

Supporting Social Skill Development in the School Years | Shenton Park | 09/04/2019

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

What skills does it take to make a friend and to be a friend? This workshop aims to provide information about the development of social skills across age groups.   Participants will learn tips and practical strategies for helping children with Autism to develop social skills and friendships, and to help students to observe and respond to their social world. Registrations for Families Accessing our Services: For families accessing Therapy Services with Autism Association you may be able to use your…

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11 April

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS Training – Transitioning from PECS to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) |11/04/2019

This training will provide you with practical information for helping learners successfully transition from The Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) to Speech Generating Devices (SGDs), along with evidence – based teaching strategies to ensure SGD users maintain effective communication skills. During this training, we will show your team how to assess current PECS skills and analyse the features of available apps and SGDs in order to make the selection best suited to your learner’s needs, ensuring a rapid transfer of…

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12 April

8:30am - 4:30pm

$400 - $660

PECS for the Support Team Training | 12/04/2019

This is a condensed PECS training for team members who support PECS implementation. Prerequisite for attendance is previous attendance of a PECS Level 1 Training by Team Leader(S). Attendees will learn a functional approach to applied behaviour analysis called The Pyramid Approach to Education, to implement the 2-Person Prompt Procedure and the 4-step Error Correction Procedure and how to create or capture communicative opportunities across the day. The workshop involves demonstrations, lecture, video examples and practice opportunities for each of…

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May 2019

07 May

6:00pm - 8:30pm

$75.00 - $100.00

Emotional Regulation – an Introduction to Dealing with Difficult Emotions | Shenton Park | 07/05/2019

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. Registrations for Families Accessing our Services:                                                                                       For families accessing Therapy Services with Autism Association you may be able to use your therapy funding to cover the cost of this workshop.  Please register by emailing seminars@autism.org.au or call…

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14 May

6:00pm - 8:00pm

$75.00 - $100

ASD and Me – Explaining Autism to your Child | Shenton Park | 14/05/2019

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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June 2019

12 June

9:30am - 12:00pm

No cost

Understanding Autism | 12/06/2019

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. Cost: For all families, this training is complimentary and you may attend at no cost. Registrations: Registrations will be open from 9:00am - 9:15am. The workshop will commence at 9:30am, unless otherwise stated.

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15 June

9:30am - 12:00pm

$75 - $100

Q+A with Senior Occupational Therapist | Shenton Park | 15/06/2019

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

Have your questions answered by an experienced Occupational Therapist. This semi-structured session will be led by a senior Occupational Therapist with experience working with individuals with Autism. They will be available for the morning to answer questions and stimulate discussion based around the subjects of Sensory Processing, Motor Skills, Activities of Daily Living and Independence for people with Autism. The aim is to provide general information on the topics and share useful strategies and resources based on your questions. This…

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22 June

9:30am - 3:30pm

$150 - $200

Building Positive Behaviour: An Introduction to Supporting Positive Behaviour Change | 22/06/2019

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

This seminar explores the process of understanding challenging behaviours and how to support positive behavioural change by using evidence based approach. Participants will: Develop their understanding of the connection between Autism and behaviour Learn about what Positive Behaviour Support actually means Become familiar with the 5 Steps to meaningful behaviour support Registrations will be open from 9:00am – 9:15am.  The workshop will commence at 9:30am, unless otherwise stated. Registrations for Families Accessing our Services:                                                                                       For families accessing Therapy Services with…

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