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In Focus Workshops for Families

In Focus Family Workshops are unique workshops presented to very small groups of participants, allowing for specific questions and scenarios to be discussed with the experienced presenter from Autism SA. Sessions focus on a specific topic and develop participants knowledge, understanding and provide participants with specific strategies that they can use in a range of environments. 

NDIS funding may be used to access these workshops. Please complete the questions relating to your participants NDIS Plan when registering. 

In order to use NDIS funding to access these workshops you must have 'Improved Daily Living Skills' OR 'CB Daily Living' listed as a support item within your, or your child's NDIS plan, have a budget allocated to this line, and the plan must be valid until after the workshop.

Venue:

NETLEY- 1/262 Marion Road, Netley, Adelaide, South Australia

ELIZABETH- 57 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, Adelaide, South Australia 

(unless stated otherwise)

For assistance in registering please contact Emma Bennett, Training, Consultancy and Research Officer on 8462 0658 or ebennett@autismsa.org.au 

For further information regarding the content of the sessions please contact Kate Exner, the Training and Development Consultant on 0421 326 710 or kexner@autismsa.org.au 

For Terms of Trade, please click here. 

Workshop Title and Information 

Venue

Registration

Date

Time

Cost

Positive Behaviour Support Planning: understanding behaviour and practical strategies to support Netley Register here Wednesday, 12th June 2019 9:30am - 11:30am $114.64
Video modelling: the use of video footage to teach new skills Elizabeth Register here Thursday, 20th June 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm $114.64
Picky eaters Elizabeth Register here Thursday, 27th June 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm $171.96
Using sensory strategies to support everyday activities in the home Netley Register here Wednesday, 7th August 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm $171.96
Crisis planning around mental health concerns in adolescence and adults on the autism spectrum Netley Register here Wednesday, 11th September 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm $171.96
Understanding behaviour and practical strategies to support Netley Register here Thursday, 14th November 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm $171.96

Please see below for a brief description of the workshops. Please note that many are currently un scheduled. 

Positive behaviour support planning: understanding behaviour and practical strategies to support

In this session, presented by an experienced Behaviour Consultant from the Autism SA Psychology and Behaviour Support team, participants will develop a greater understanding of behaviours of concern in the context
of autism. During the session, the presenter will guide participants through a range of relevant, realistic and evidence based strategies that can be utilised in a range of settings, that can also be individualised for the
person in their day-to-day lives. This session is highly recommended for families who are accessing, or looking at accessing, Psychology or Behaviour Support from Autism SA, or who are just wanting a deeper understanding with practical
strategies to support an individual in the home or community environment.

Video modelling: the use of video footage to teach new skills

Video modelling has a strong evidence base that shows repeated viewing of a carefully created and edited video, which demonstrates the individual doing the target skill, can support development of the skill.
The iModelling App developed by Autism SA can be used to develop these videos, and participants will be shown how to effectively and easily use Video Modelling in a range of settings.

This session will include: 

• An outline of Video Modelling as an effective intervention method;
• The benefits of video modelling;
• A guide for participants on how to use the app - allowing time to try the app; and
• Information on the iMsocial social skill development program.

Throughout the workshop the presenter will use discussion, activities, videos and the iModelling app to deliver information on video modelling, that will enhance the knowledge of attendees, of video
modelling, and enable them to provide effective support, inclusion and outcomes.

Picky eaters

Meal times can often be a challenge, as can getting your child to eat enough food or a variety of foods. This session will help parents and carers work out the potential reasons for picky eating and strategies
to improve eating and meal time behaviours.

Using sensory strategies to support everyday activities in the home

Does your child have sensory processing differences and do they impact them on a daily basis when it comes to skills such as eating, sleeping, dressing, showering and general hygiene? This session will be run by an Occupational Therapist who works closely with individuals on the autism spectrum.

The workshop will cover sensory processing differences and the impact these can have on the individual. The presenter will guide participants through a range of practical strategies that can be used to support an individual in the home and community environment to make these everyday skills easier. 

Crisis planning around mental health concerns in adolescence and adults on the autism spectrum

The autism spectrum is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder and can present in many ways. For a significant number of adolescents on the autism spectrum, anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges can arise and heavily impact on everyday life.

This session, presented by a Behaviour Practitioner with extensive experience in mental health and crisis prevention, will specifically look at mental health in the context of the autism spectrum.

Content covered will include:

  • How mental health concerns can present in adolescence and adults on the autism spectrum;
  • Practical strategies to support wellbeing and reduce mental health concerns;
  • Signs that an adolescent may have suicidal thoughts;
  • Practical strategies on how to respond to suicidal thoughts and behaviours; and
  • How to help support mental health in the short and long term.

Understanding behaviour and practical strategies to support

In this session, presented by Autism SA’s Senior Behaviour Practitioner, participants will develop a greater understanding of behaviours and behaviours of concern in the context of autism. During the session, the presenter will guide participants through a range of relevant, realistic and evidence based strategies that can be utilised in a range of settings including in the home, community and education context.

This session is highly recommended for families who are accessing, or looking at accessing, Psychology or Behaviour Support from Autism SA, or who are just wanting a deeper understanding of behaviour and practical strategies to support.