Early Years Workshops for Kids with Autism

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Early Days is a national program funded by the Federal Government under the Helping Children with Autism package. This workshop is for parents and other  family carers only. For professional development opportunities, please contact Autism Qld. How Early Days can help you Early Days provides workshops for mothers, fathers and other family carers of children 6 years and under who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or are going through the assessment and diagnosis process. Workshops are held in small groups of 4-15 and opportunities to meet other parents and carers Workshops are free, no childcare provided

FULL DAY WORKSHOPS – 9.00AM-3.00PM (Lunch & light refreshments provided)

Introductory:- Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder 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 choose therapies and get the most out of services Encouraging Early Interactions:- (It is highly recommended that you attend an Introductory workshop prior to attending this workshop) Learn about critical building blocks for social interaction and communication Learn practical strategies that encourage skill development in these areas in everyday activities Learn how important shared experiences are for children’s learning Understanding Behaviour – A Step by Step Guide for Parents:- (It is highly recommended that you attend an Introductory workshop prior to attending this workshop) Learn how to understand your child’s behaviour Learn ways to select and teach your child new behaviour Learn how to promote positive behaviours

HALF DAY WORKSHOPS – 2.5 HOURS (Light refreshments provided)

(It is highly recommended that you attend an Introductory workshop prior to attending these workshops) Progression to school. This short workshop will focus on practical tips for parents of a young child with ASD around the transition out of HWCA funding and progression to school Gain information on funding options for school aged children Communicating with your child’s school Keys to success for starting school. Tips for Everyday Life Skills This short workshop will focus on practical tips for parents of a young child with ASD around the everyday life skills of: During the session only two of the topics below will be discussed in more detail. Tips sheets are provided for all topics.

  • Eating
  • Sleeping
  • Dressing Bath time
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Toileting
  • Cutting hair and nails

Play and Social Learning

Children with ASD may play in ways that are different to their friends. It is during play that children build and refine their social skills. This short workshop helps participants understand why their child’s play is different and provides them with ideas to help the child develop:

  • Play with toys
  • Imitation and imagination
  • Playing with others
  • Sharing, turn taking, winning and losing

Helping My Child Cope with Change

Change is challenging for all children on the autism spectrum. During this workshop participants will look at why change is challenging, and how it impacts on the behaviour of young children. Strategies for preparing the child for the changes everyday life brings will be shared during this short workshop. Types of change focused on include:

  • Changes within the family structure
  • A new baby
  • Moving house
  • Going to childcare
  • Celebrations e.g. Christmas Everyday changes such as new shoes, new clothes, painting their bedroom Below is the current schedule through to end of September.

Further workshops in both metropolitan and rural areas will be scheduled for dates after September due course and this information will be posted on our website when available. Early Days Introductory Workshops

For locations near you check out their Early Days Workshops- email schedule_July-September2013 (2)

For further information please visit the Autism Queensland website www.autismqld.com.au or send registrations forms to [email protected] Or Early Days facebook

 

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