Early Days Workshops
Early Days Workshops will no longer be available in 2023 since funding for this program finished on 31 December 2022.
Early Days was a federally funded program by the Department of Social Services (DSS) as part of the Helping Children with Autism package. The Early Days workshops were delivered across the country by several autism-specific providers and professionals. Aspect's qualified therapists delivered over 2,200 workshops to more than 11,000 parents and carers since the program began in 2011.
For more information about the closure of the program and other early childhood and school-aged support programs, such as Positive Partnerships, visit the DSS website. Alternatively, visit Ability First Australia - First Steps for disability-specific Early Days Workshops.
Aspect will continue to offer autism-specific webinars and workshops to families and carers of children of all ages on the autism spectrum, as well as educators and health professionals. We also tailor and individualise workshops for organisations looking to support thier diverse workforce.
The workshops are provided by Aspect therapists with years of experience in autism-specific supports, co-designed with individuals with lived experience and are evidence-based. Topics include:
Early Years (0-6 years)
- Early Indicators of Autism and Pathways to Support
- Encouraging Early Play Development & Extending Play Skills
- Supporting Early Language Development and Visual Supports
- Toileting Supports
- HANEN More Than Words Orientation
Therapy Support (school-aged focus)
- Understanding and supporting Sensory Needs
- Emotional regulation
- Positive behaviour support
- Mealtime Management
- Promoting a good quality of life
- Autism and Mental Health
- Autism and Behaviour for Disability Support Workers
Our list of webinars and workshops changes throughout the year.