Autism Spectrum Australia

Early Days

Providing free support and information to families and carers who have children with (or who may have) autism between 0 and 7 years of age.

The Early Days Workshops are part of the Helping Children With Autism package and are here to provide free support and information to families and carers who have children with (or who may have) autism between the ages of 0-7 Years. Workshops are free of charge to participants and run by professionals who have extensive experience and knowledge in working with young children with autism.

Two Core Workshops: Full day 

1) My child and autism

2) Understanding Behaviour

 

Five Skills based Workshops: 3 hour workshops

These workshops build knowledge and skills in specific areas over the course of a short 3 hour workshop. It is strongly recommended to attend a core workshop prior to these to ensure you have a strong foundation of knowledge to get the most out of the workshops.

1) Play and Social Learning

2) Tips for Everyday Skills

3) Progression to School

4) Encouraging Early Interactions

5) Helping my child cope with change

In NSW we are running a range of workshops across the Sydney metropolitan and regional areas.

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

 

1) My child and autism

  • Understanding autism: Identifying the characteristics of autism and helping you to understand how it may be effecting  your child in everyday life
  • You Make the Difference: Identifying ways you can promote your child’s learning and development at home
  • Early Intervention: Discussing what Early Intervention is and how to get the most out of it, including looking at the evidence and decision making process.

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

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2) Understanding Behaviour

  • Identifying and Describing a Behaviour: Creating a clear description of a behaviour and examining what happens before and after the behaviour
  • Understanding the Function of a Behaviour: Using the that has been gathered  to identify what the child is communicating through their behaviour
  • Planning for Intervention:How to make environmental changes to support the child, finding realistic replacement behaviours and how to reward appropriate replacement behaviours

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

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1) Play and Social Learning

  • Understand about how autism can impact on play skills,
  • Understand the different types of play and how they develop,
  • Build skills to scaffold and encourage play skills,
  • Help your child build skills.

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

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2) Tips for Everyday Skills

  • Understand why everyday self help skills can be hard for a child with autism
  • Gain strategies to help develop all skills
  • Tips to specifically help with toileting
  • Tips to specifically help with sleep

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

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3) Progression to School

  • Plan, Prepare, Practise and develop Practical and Play Skills to work towards a smooth progression to school for your child
  • Determine school readiness skills for your child and identify how you can work towards developing these at home
  • Gain information on funding options for school-aged children

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

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4) Encouraging Early Interactions

  • Understanding autism: Understanding how the characteristics of Autism may be impacting on your child’s interaction skills
  • The Building Blocks for Development: Examining how eye contact, joint attention, copying and turn taking develops in children and how this may differ for children with autism
  • Strategies to Encourage Early Interaction:Using the knowledge that has been built over the  course of the day to help you implement practical strategies at home to support and develop interaction with your child
  • Please note this workshop is suitable for children with a developmental delay or children 4 years and under

To register for one of our workshops online please go to the workshop schedule.

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 5) Helping my child cope with change

  • Understand why change is hard for your child
  • Identify the changes that could be challenging
  • Learn some strategies to prepare your child for change in everyday and special situations. 

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Can't find what you are looking for? Please contact Aspect customer service on:

1800 277 328 or (02) 8977 8377

or email us at:

customerservice@autismspectrum.org.au

 

Early Days