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General Workshops for Professionals

he general workshops are a useful introductory for people who have not attended previous Autism SA workshops.

Cost:

½ day workshops (9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00)

  • Associate/Ordinary Members: $85.00
  • Non-Members: $90.00

Full day workshops (9:30-4:00)

  • Associate/Ordinary Members: $165.00
  • Non-Members: $175.00

Click here for more information on becoming an Associate/Ordinary Member.

For further information contact the Training and Consultancy Coordinator on 0401 784 404 or email Niki Welz at n...@autismsa.org.au

Venue: 1/262 Marion Road, Netley, Adelaide, South Australia (unless stated otherwise)

Registration: 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 e...@autismsa.org.au

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Workshop & Registration 

More Information 

Date

Time

Supporting the needs of people on the Spectrum - For Counsellors

Register here

Friday, 1st June 2018

9:30am - 4:00pm

Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum in the early years (pre-school nd childcare settings)

Register here

Wednesday, 6th June 2018

9:30am - 4:00pm

Understanding the autism spectrum Register here Thursday, 7th June 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm

Strategies to support individuals on the autism spectrum

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Thursday, 7th June 2018

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Developing Social and Emotional Understanding in people on the Autism Spectrum

Register here

Wednesday, 20th June 2018

9:30am - 4:00pm

 

 

 

Supporting the needs of people on the Spectrum - for Counsellors

This workshop will guide participants through a range of hands-on activiites to demonstrate effective strategies when working with individuals on the spectrum and their families.  This session will cover a range of topics including how to develop relationshps, effective intervention strategies to reduce stress and anxiety, how to enhance social cognition, addressing bullying and increasing self-esteem.

Supporting children on the Autism Spectrum in the early years (pre-school and child care settings)

Participants will experience an engaging, hands-on day, filled with relevant and practical strategies to support young children on the autism spectrum in the early years.  This new workshop has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the most relevant strategies are presented.  Participants will gain knowledge and confidence in identifying when intervention strategies are needed and how to successfully use these strategies.  attendees will leave the workshop with a greater knowledge of the spectrum and an enhanced ability to adapt the environment to suit the individual needs of children.  Topics include:

• The autism spectrum and key characteristics in the early years;

• The referral process and diagnosis;

• Support available for preschool and child care aged children and their families;

• Maximising participation and engagement;

• Enhancing communication - how to modify verbal language and use visual supports;

• Supporting transition;

• Developing social and play skills;

• Adapting the environment to increase engagement and reduce challenging behaviour;

• Motor and sensory difficulties and the impact on skills; and

• Q & A.

Understanding the Autism Spectrum

This is a must for anyone who lives or works with an individual on the autism spectrum.  Presented by experienced consultants with years of experience working with people on the spectrum, this workshop outlines the diagnostic criteria and explores the unique characteristics of autism.  Participants will begin to understand the profile of an individual on the spectrum including their strengths and challenges.  Personal insights are provided using reading, videos and activities.

Strategies to support individuals on the Autism Spectrum

This workshop works with participants to identify a range of social, communication, behaviour and sensory strategies that can be used to support individuals on the spectrum.  Strategies are practical, relevant and evidence based.  Participants will gain hands-on experience in using and implementing these strategies which are suitable for use in a range of environments for a range of individuals.

Developing social and emotional understanding in people on the Autism Spectrum 

This workshop will show participants hot to teach social skills to individuals on the autism spectrum with practical strategies that can be used to increase social understanding.  These strategies will be taught using hands-on activities, with learnings that can be applied for all ages. 

Topics covered on the day include:

• Visual supports;

• Social narratives;

• Comic Strip Conversations©;

• Social behaviour mapping - 'expected' and 'unexpected' behaviours;

• The Way to A©; and

• Video modelling.

Implementing 'The Incredible 5-Point Scale' for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Autism SA has developed a workshop based on Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis’ ‘The Incredible 5-Point Scale’ program. The two special education teachers designed a program ‘That “talks in numbers” rather than in socially and emotionally laden words,’ (Buron, Curtis, 2003). Autism SA staff have used the program in a range of environments and have found it to be highly effective.

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), Planning for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

This workshop develops participants’ understanding and skills in identifying and managing behaviour though an interactive, hands-on workshop.  Attendees will leave the workshop with a plan in hand to take back to their settings.  It is recommended participants also attend 'The Anxiety Curve: what to do when an individual on the spectrum is escalating’.

Topics include:

• Positive behaviour support (PBS) frameworks;

• Functional behaviour assessments;

• Understanding behaviour;

• Identifying the function of a particular behaviour; and

• Planning interventions.

The Anxiety Curve, What to do when an Individual on the Autism Spectrum is escalating 

This workshop acknowledges that many individuals on the autism spectrum have high anxiety levels.  Presenters will discuss the importance of identifying observable signs of anxiety at five different levels, and how support staff can respond when an individual is at these different levels. The workshop will also discuss how staff can support/teach an individual to self-identify their anxiety level and use effective strategies to reduce it.

Topics include:

• What to do at each level when an individual’s anxiety escalates;

• How to teach an individual to self-regulate;

• Importance of non-aversive behaviour management;

• How to teach an individual strategies to calm; and

• Developing a 5-Point Plan for support staff. 

It is recommended participants also attend ‘Positive behaviour support planning for individuals on the autism spectrum’.

Understanding autism and practical strategies to support

This workshop is a must for anyone who lives or works with an individual on the autism spectrum. Presented by Erica Handley, a consultant with more than 30 years’ experience supporting individuals on the spectrum, the program outlines the diagnostic criteria and explores the unique characteristics of autism. Upon completion, participants will have a better understanding of the profile of an individual on the spectrum, including their strengths and challenges. Throughout the workshop, personal insights are provided using readings, videos and group activities. This workshop helps participants to learn how to use a range of social, communication, behavioural and sensory strategies to support individuals on the spectrum. Strategies are practical, relevant and evidence based. Participants will gain hands-on experience in using and implementing strategies that are suitable for use in a range of environments for individuals of any age.

All participants will receive a certificate with the workshop title and the number of hours, stating that the workshop links to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

The Anxiety Curve; What to do when a person on the autism spectrum is escalating

This workshop acknowledges that many individuals on the autism spectrum have high anxiety levels. This workshop will discuss the importance of identifying observable signs of anxiety at five different levels, and how support staff can respond when an individual is at these different levels. The workshop will also discuss how staff can support/teach an individual to self-identify their anxiety level and use effective strategies to reduce it.

Topics include:

• What to do at each levelwhen anxiety escalates;

• How to teach an individual toself-regulate;

• The importance of non-aversive behaviourmanagement;

• How to teach an individualstrategies to calm; and

• Developing a 5-Point Plan forsupport staff.

All participants will receive a certificate with the workshop title and the number of hours, stating that the workshop links to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.