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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, Training, Consultancy and Research Officer on 8462 0658 or email at ebennett@autismsa.org.au 

 South Australia and Northen Territory 

Workshop
(Click Workshop to Register)
More Information  Location Date Time
Helping my child cope with change Register Netley Monday, 14 October 9.30am-12.30pm
Encouraging interaction through play and social learning Register Elizabeth Thursday, 17 October 9.30am-12.30pm
Understanding behaviour Register Netley Thursday, 24 October 10am-2.30pm
Progression to school Register Woodville Gardens Friday, 25 October 9.30am-12.30pm
Developing my child's independence Register Netley Wednesday, 30 October 9.30am-12.30pm
Helping my child cope with change Register Elizabeth Thursday, 31 October 9.30am-12.30pm
My Child and Autism Register Netley Thursday, 7 November 10am-2.30pm
Understanding behaviour Register Netley Monday, 11 November 10am-2.30pm
Progression to school Register Elizabeth Thursday, 14 November 9.30am-12.30pm
My child and autism Register Alice Springs Tuesday, 19 November  10am-2.30pm
Progression to school Register Darwin Tuesday, 19 November  6-9pm
Progression to school Register Netley Thursday, 21 November 10am-2.30pm
Understanding behaviour Register Elizabeth Thursday, 21 November 10am-2.30pm
Understanding behaviour Register Darwin Saturday, 23 November  10am-2.30pm
Helping my child cope with change Register Netley Thursday, 28 November 9.30am-12.30pm

My Child and Autism

Topics covered:

  • Learn about autism and what it means for your child and your family.
  • Learn practical strategies that can make a difference to your child’s development.
  • Learn how to navigate and fund early intervention.

 

Developing my child's independence skills

Topics covered:

  • Understand why everyday self-care skills can be difficult for a child with autism.
  • Learn strategies for teaching skills.
  • Gain tips for specific skill areas ie eating, sleeping, toileting etc.

 

Understanding Behaviour 

Topics covered:

  • Understand why your child has behavioural issues. 
  • Learn how to identify the purpose of your child’s behaviour.
  • Learn how to develop strategies.
  • Plan for success.

 

Encouraging interaction through play and social learning

Topics covered:

  • Understand play and social learning.
  • Strategies for play to be more successful, and encourage more play and social learning.

 

Helping My Child Cope With Change

Topics covered:

  • Understand why change is so difficult.
  • Learn how change impacts young children with autism.
  • Learn strategies for preparing for change in everyday situations.

 

Progression to School

Topics covered:

  • Understand the importance of working as a transition team.
  • Tips and ideas to help you ready your child for school.

 

Positive Partnerships

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