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    (1300 288 476)
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In Focus Workshops for Professionals in Schools

In Focus Workshops are designed for people who have a solid foundation knowledge and understanding about autism and who may have previously attended an Autism SA General Workshop. They focus on specific areas relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders, with the aim to increase participants’ knowledge, confidence and skills in a particular area.

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.

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, Training, Consultancy and Research Officer on 8462 0658 or email 

For Terms of Trade, please click here. 

Workshop Name & Information 

Registration  

Date

Time

Empowering individuals on the autism spectrum - PORT NOARLUNGA

Register here

Thursday, 10th May 2018

9:30am - 4:00pm

Empowering individuals on the autism spectrum - MUNNO PARA

Register here

Friday, 11th May 2018

9:30am - 4:00pm

Empowering individuals on the autism spectrum - HINDMARSH

Register here

Saturday, 12th May 2018

9:00am - 3:30pm

Empowering individuals on the autism spectrum

Hear the inspirational journey, reflections, tips and advice from Dr. Wenn Lawson; internationally renowned psychologist, lecturer, author and person on the autism spectrum

This workshop is a must for individuals on the spectrum and anyone who provides support such as parents, educators and therapists and is sure to be an absolute insight and inspiration, full of useful tips and strategies to help people on the spectrum, and those who support, to empower people on the autism spectrum to truly live the lives that they choose.

 Building Independence using Structured Teaching

Structured teaching recognises the unique strengths of people on the autism spectrum and focuses on applying visual routines and concrete visual tasks that a person on the spectrum can complete, using errorless independent learning. A part of the highly researched and evidence based TEACCH philosophy (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children), a structured teaching approach can be used in a range of settings to build a student’s independence by teaching skills that a person will use throughout their life.

How to increase engagement with Students on the Autism Spectrum; Scheduling 'Work', 'Rewards' and 'Breaks'

This workshop defines the clear difference between ‘work’, ‘rewards’ and ‘breaks’, and how important it is in motivating and meeting the needs of all students. The presenters will explicitly identify how to gather this information and how to order activities to maximise motivation and ensure individuals on the spectrum can succeed to the best of their ability. By utilising personal schedules, the fine balance between ‘work’, ‘breaks’ and ‘rewards’ can be clearly communicated and can increase motivation and independence in all educational settings.

Creating Inclusive School Environments for students with Autism 

This workshop is a hands-on, practical workshop where participants work together to consider elements that contribute to an inclusive environment. The workshop offers an opportunity to share and gain practical ideas to implement in your school.

Topics include:

• Setting up physical environments in a way that supports differences in cognitive processing;

• Using assessment tools such as The Ziggurat Model and the Autism Program Environment Rating Scale (APERS) to formulate considered planning;

• Creating and using effective visual supports across the environment;

• Developing carefully considered sensory environments;

• Developing an awareness of diversity in the school environment;

• Creating inclusive yard environments;

• Effective behaviour support systems; and

• Practical resourcing.

Setting up 'A' and 'B' Choices in the Classroom

This workshop looks at how educators can use the black and white way of thinking of individuals on the autism spectrum to utilise the program ‘The Way to A’ ©. This program focuses on ensuring students know what the ‘A’ and ‘B’ choices are, and actively promote the use of ‘A’ choices in the classroom, school yard and specialist lessons. This program can be extremely effective when working with people on the spectrum, as well as when implemented as a whole class or school approach.

Increasing student engagement, through careful scheduling, work, rewards and break

This workshop defines the clear difference between ‘work’, ‘rewards’ and ‘breaks’, and how important these are in motivating and meeting the needs of students on the spectrum in educational settings.  The presenters will clearly identify how to gather the necessary information and how to schedule a range of activities to maximise motivation and participation. By utilising personal schedules, the fine balance between ‘work’, ‘rewards’ and ‘breaks’ can be clearly communicated