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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

Workshop Name
More Information & Registration Location Date Time

Helping my child cope with change

Click here NT Webinar 21 September 2020 10am-1pm

Progression to school

Click here Netley 15 October 2020 10am-1pm

Progression to school

Click here NT Webinar 19 October 2020 10am-1pm

Encouraging interaction through play and social learning

Click here NT Webinar 2 November 2020 10am-1pm

Helping my child cope with change

Click here Netley 5 November 2020 10am-1pm

Developing my child's independence skills

Click here Elizabeth 12 November 2020 10am-1pm

My child and autism

Click here Netley 3 December 2020 10am-2.30pm

Understanding behaviour

Click here Nt Webinar 7 December 2020 10am-2.30pm

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

Workshop Location Date Time
2 Day Autism Workshop for Parents and Carers Elizabeth RSL
(70 Midway Road, Elizabeth East)
17-18 March 2020 9.30am-2.30pm

To register for a Positive Partnerships Workshop, please visit their website.