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In Focus Workshops for Professionals

In Focus Workshops for Professionals 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, with the aim to increase participants’ knowledge, confidence and skills in a particular area.

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 Lexie Dryden, the Training and Development Consultant on 0421 326 710 or ldryden@autismsa.org.au 

For Terms of Trade, please click here. 

Workshop Name & Information  Veune  Registration   Date Time Cost 
Setting up A and B choices - CANCELLED Netley Register here Monday, 27th July 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm $195
Hygiene, Puberty and Relationships Netley

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Monday, 5th August 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm $195
Increasing engagement in the classroom through work, rewards and breaks Netley

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Wednesday, 21st August 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm $195
Positive behaviour support planning Netley

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Tuesday, 27th August 2019  9.00am -3.15pm $195
Implementing the Incredible 5-Point Scale Program Netley

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Wednesday, 28th August 2019 9:30am - 3:30pm $195
Supporting the development of Self Regulation in people with autism Netley

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Wednesday, 23rd October 2019

9:30am - 3:30pm

$195

Setting up autism friendly classrooms Netley

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Wednesday, 6th November 2019

9:30am - 3:30pm

$195

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Positive behaviour support planning

This In Focus Workshop is designed for professionals who have a sound understanding of autism and want specific, relevant and practical srategies in the area of Positive
Behaviour Support (PBS) Planning, specifically when supporting an individual on the autism spectrum. This workshop develops the participants understanding and
skills in identifying and managing behaviours of concern through an interactive, hands-on workshop. Attendees will leave the workshop with a plan in hand to take back to
their settings.

This PBS workshop will cover:

• Positive Behaviour Support Frameworks;
• Functional behaviour assessments;
• Data collection;
• Understanding behaviour;
• Identifying the function of a particular behaviour;
• Planning interventions; and
• Practical, realistic strategies.

It is recommended that participants also attend ‘The Anxiety Curve: what to do when an individual on the spectrum is escalating’ to support their learning and understanding.

Setting up A and B Choices

This In Focus Workshop is designed for professionals who have a sound understanding of autism and want a better understanding of how to effectively set up A and B Choices in their setting. 

Presented by experienced Autism Consultants, participants learn how to use the strengths of people on the spectrum to utilise programs and strategies such as ‘The Way to A ©’ and Social Behaviour Mapping. The workshop demonstrates how to teach people on the spectrum what ‘A’ and ‘B’ choices are, or what ‘expected’ and ‘unexpected’ choices are, and how to increase positive choices in a range of educational and community settings. These programs and strategies can be implemented for individuals on the spectrum, to groups of people, and as whole site approaches. 

 

Hygiene, Puberty and Relationships

This In Focus Workshop aims to empower professionals working with people on the spectrum to be able to cover some of the topics that come hand in hand with growing up! The presenter will look at how autism may impact a person in the following areas: public vs private, hygiene, puberty, menstruation, masturbation and different types of relationships (including protective behaviours), and cover strategies to support learning and development in these sometimes difficult areas of life.

Increasing engagement in the classroom through work, rewards and breaks

This In Focus Workshop is designed for professionals who have a solid understanding of autism and want specific relevant, practical strategies to further support when working with an individual on the spectrum. This workshop defines the clear difference between ‘work’, ‘rewards’ and ‘breaks’, and how important it is in motivating and meeting the needs of all people on the spectrum. The presenter 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.

Implementing the Incredible 5-Point Scale Program

This In Focus Workshop is designed for professionals who have a sound understanding of autism and want specific knowledge in effective utilisation of ‘The Incredible 5-Point Scale’ program.

Autism SA, in consultation with the author, has developed a workshop based on Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis’ ‘The Incredible 5-Point Scale’ program. The program talks in ‘numbers’ rather than using “socially and emotionally laden words”. Autism SA staff have implemented the program in a variety of environments, finding the scale to be a highly effective strategy as it draws on one of the strengths of people on the spectrum - to follow systems. 

Supporting the development of Self Regulation in people with autism

Developing self regulation in people with autism is essential for success in the home, community and educational settings. This session, presented by an experienced Autism Consultant, will outline what self regulation is, why self regulation is so important, and how we can realistically and practically enhance self regulation to improve the quality of life for a person on the autism spectrum.

The focus of the workshop will be on the three core components of self-regulation;

  • Executive Functioning (self-Control)
  • Sensory Regulation
  • Emotional Regulation

Throughout the workshop the presenter will use discussion, activities and videos to deliver information specific to this topic that will enhance the participant’s knowledge of autism and provide strategies in relation to self regulation, to enable them to give effective support, inclusion and outcomes.

Setting up autism friendly classrooms

This workshop is designed for participants that have a solid understanding of autism who want to ensure they set students, on the autism spectrum, up for success.

Ensuring the environment is conducive to learning should be the educators first step when planning to support the needs of students on the autism spectrum.  Carefully designed and considered environments will significant impact their ability to attend, engage and learn. 

This workshop will cover:

  • Evidence informed autism universal design principals;
  • Sensory considerations and practical adjustments;
  • Social engineering to support social inclusion;
  • Setting up effective visual supports and systems; 
  • Getting the rules and routines right;
  • Whole class positive behaviour systems;
  • Communication systems; and
  • Planning and setting up the students team.

Throughout the workshop the presenter will use discussion, activities and videos to deliver information specific to this topic that will enhance the participant’s knowledge of effective learning spaces, which will enable them to provide effective support, inclusion and outcomes.