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  • Autism SA Info Line
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    (1300 288 476)
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Early Days

Early Days

Early Days is a series of free workshops for parents, grandparents, and families of young children (0-6 years) who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder or who are going through the assessment and diagnostic process.

This initiative is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through the Helping Children with Autism package.

There are a series of workshops available. Families may choose to attend one, several or all of the workshops. It is recommended to attend the "my child and Autism" Workshop first. 

To register, please click on the title of the workshop you would like to attend. If you are having trouble, call Emma Bennett, Admin Officer on 8462 0658 or email at ebennett@autismsa.org.au .

 

South Australia

Workshop Workshop definition Location Date Time
Play and Social Learning Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Thursday, 19th January 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
Tips for Everyday Life Skills - Sleeping Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Thursday, 23rd February 2017 9:30am - 12:00 pm
Tips for Everyday Life Skills - Eating Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Thursday 23rd February 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Tips for Everyday Skills

Click here

Mark Oliphant Children's Centre, Munno Para

Thursday, 23rd March 2017 9:30am-12:30pm
My Child and Autism Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Thuesday 20th April 2017 9:30am - 3:30pm
Understanding Behaviour - Part 1 Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Thursday, 3rd May 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Understanding Behaviour - Part 2 Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Wednesday, 10th May 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tips for Everday Life Skills - Sleeping Click here

Mark Oliphant Children's Centre, Munno Para

Wednesday, 31st May 2017 9:30am-11:30am
Helping my child cope with change Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Friday, 2nd June 2017 9:30am - 12:00pm
Tips for Everyday Life Skills - Daily Living Click here

Autism SA, Netley

Friday, 2nd June 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Northern Territory Early Days Workshops

Workshop Location Date Time
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If you would like to register for a Northern Territory workshop, please contact twachtel@autismsa.org.au

My Child and Autism


Topics covered:
•Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
•What ASD looks like for your child and your family.
•How you can make a difference.
•Navigating Early Intervention. and funding options

Encouraging Early Interactions

Topics covered:
•Understand the critical building blocks for social interaction and communication.
•Devise practical strategies that encourage social skills development

Understanding Behaviour 

Topics covered:
•Understanding your child’s behaviour.
•Teaching your child a new, more functional behaviour.
•Developing techniques to promote positive behaviour.

Tips for Everyday Life Skills: Daily Living

Topics covered:
•factors affecting achievement of daily living skills
•strategies for working on daily living skills
•additional resources available for use

Tips for Everyday Life Skills: Toileting

Topics covered:
•some of the factors that can affect a child with ASD while toilet training
•strategies you can use with any self care skill
•particular strategies for toilet training your child
•environmental changes or equipment options that can assist

Tips for Everyday Life Skills: Sleeping

Topics covered:
•what is considered ‘normal’ for children’s sleep
•factors affecting children’s sleep
•recording your child’s sleep patterns
•strategies to improve sleep
•places to go to get further assistance if needed

Tips for Everyday Life Skills: Eating

Topics covered:
•factors affecting a child’s eating pattern
•strategies for working on broadening diet
•strategies for adapting eating environments
•additional resources that may help

Tips for Everyday Skills

Topics covered:
•factors affecting achievement of daily living skills
•strategies for working on daily living skills
•additional resources available for use

Progression to School for Me and My Child

Topics covered:
•The importance of working as a transition team.
•Tips and ideas to help you ready your child for school.
•Funding options.

Play and Social Learning

Topics covered:
•Understanding Play, social learning and ASD.
•Understanding the types of play.
•Strategies to scaffold and encourage play development.

Helping My Child Cope With Change

Topics covered:
•Understanding why change is hard and how it impacts on young children with ASD.
•Strategies for preparing for change in everyday situations.