Workshop Topics

My Child and Autism

  • What autism is, and what is means for your child and your family. 

  • Practical strategies that can make a difference to your child’s development.

  • How to select and maximise an intervention service.

  • Help with the diagnostic process.

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Understanding Behaviour

  • Understanding why your child has behavioural issues.

  • Identifying the purpose of your child's behaviour.

  • Developing strategies.

  • Planning for success.

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Encouraging Interaction Through Play & Social Learning

  • Understand play and social learning.

  • Strategies for more successful play.

  • Strategies to encourage more interaction and social learning.

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Progression To School

 

  • Understanding the importance of working as part of a transition team.

  • Tips and ideas to help you prepare your child for school

  • Practical strategies that can make a difference to your child.

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Developing My Child's Independence Skills 

  • Understanding why everyday self-care skills can be hard for a child on the autism spectrum

  • Strategies for teaching skills.

  • Tips for specific skill areas, such as eating, sleeping, and toileting.

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Helping My Child Cope With Change

 

  • Understanding why change is so difficult.

  • How change impacts young children on the autism spectrum.

  • Strategies for preparing for change in everyday situations.

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Additional Resources

 

Additional information and resources on raising young children on the autism spectrum is provided by the Raising Children Network. 

You can access these resources individually, in your own time. If you need to leave at any time, you can come back to where you left off.

 

Topics include:

  • Building your resilience to stress

  • Managing stress

  • Supporting siblings

  • Video modelling

  • Self-management

  • Sleep

  • Fathers.