Autism Spectrum Australia

Educational Outreach

Highly skilled professionals who are experts in the field of autism education deliver Aspect Educational Outreach services.

Aspect employs highly skilled professionals who are experts in the field of autism education to deliver Aspect Educational Outreach services.

Aspect Educational Outreach supports the ongoing successful integration of young people in mainstream schools in partnership with their parents, schools and other professionals. Based on the Aspect Comprehensive Approach for Education, Aspect Educational Outreach’s practical approach emphasises the importance of positive behaviour support and the development of learning, communication, social, and independent living skills.

The Aspect Comprehensive Approach for Education includes a specialised curriculum and a focus on skills training informed by individual assessment and planning. It recognises the importance of positive behaviour support through environmental supports, structured learning and transition planning, multidisciplinary expertise, family involvement and professional development for staff.

Ongoing Aspect Educational Outreach consultations are available to children who have autism and who are enrolled in inclusive/mainstream educational settings across NSW.

Aspect Educational Outreach also offers collaborative consultancy support for students enrolled in Support Classes and in Schools for Special Purposes.

Aspect Educational Outreach offers:

These collaborative specialist autism intervention services are provided on a subsidised fee-for-service basis, depending on regional availability.

Interested in home education? Aspect is looking for your help so we can deliver the most useful support to home-educated children with autism and their families.

To view and register for available workshops, please visit the Events Page

Looking for more information?

Click here to download our further details about our services.

For all enquiries about Aspect Educational Outreach please call:

1800 ASPECT (277 328)

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School Consultancy

Informal functional assessment based on observation and/or interaction with the student, reports provided to Educational Outreach (e.g. autism diagnostic report, IQ assessment, school reports, etc.) and communications with parents/carer and school. A collaborative case conference meeting is then held with parents/carers and representatives of the school to identify and prioritise issues and concerns. autism specific strategies to address issues and concerns are recommended and discussed at the meeting. A detailed written report is provided.

Initial Consult: Informal functional assessment, one hour case conference and provision of autism specific educational strategies report, materials pack, individual  strategies for the student (sensory, social, communication, academic, behavioural).

Review Consult: A follow-up visit based on the initial consult to review strategies and monitor student’s progress. This includes a brief observation, case conference and written report.

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Diagnosis Disclosure Programs

"Learning More About Me" provides children/teens with autism with supportive information about their diagnosis in an interactive family workshop. Suitable for children in Year 5 to Year 12.

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Peer Education Programs

Carol Gray’s "The Sixth Sense" introduces mainstream peers to social differences in HFA/Asperger’s Syndrome in a one hour interactive workshop. "Let’s Learn More About ASD" provides a more general one hour interactive overview of autism for mainstream students. Both programs are suitable for Year 5 to Year 12.

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Student Workshops

Student workshops can be developed to suit the needs of a selected group of students. Some of the workshop topics delivered in schools include emotional regulation, social skills and transition to high school. An Education Outreach consultant facilitates the workshops in collaboration with relevant school staff.

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School based, in-service professional development for teachers

School in-service may either provide general content, including an overview of autism and a range of practical support strategies, or may be more tailored to address the specific needs of student/s with autism enrolled at the school.

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Professional Learning and Development Courses

The content and duration of these courses may be negotiated to meet the specific learning needs of schools, parent/carer groups or other agencies.

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Social Clubs

For children and adolescents aged 8 to 18 years old with autism.

The Social Clubs Program aims to provide participants with regular opportunities to meet and make new friends and to interact in structured but relaxed, stimulating and fun recreational environments.

The ADHC funding for the Social Clubs Program will cease in June 2018.  From July 2018, the Social Clubs Program will operate as a service from Aspect Choose and Connect.

From July 2018, members with eligible NDIS funding may choose to use their funding to support their club participation.  To find out more and to send your expression of interest, please contact Aspect Customer Service customerservice@autismspectrum.org.au 1800 277 328

"Aspect's Social Clubs Program provides opportunities for children and adolescents to be themselves, to be accepted and make real friends."

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Can't find what you are looking for? Download our flyer, a copy of our application form (also available as a Word Document) or contact Aspect customer service on:

1800 277 328 or (02) 8977 8377

or email us at:

customerservice@autismspectrum.org.au

 

Educational Outreach