The SoSAFE! program is a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social safety for people with moderate to severe intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. SoSAFE! provides teachers, counsellors, and other professionals with simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of these individuals. Hosted by PECS Australia (Pyramid Educational Consultants). Thursday 9 May 2013 from 8.30am to 4.30pm at the Mercure Grosvenor, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide. Cost: Professionals $405, Parents $200. Lunch and refreshments included. Book online via: http://www.pecsaustralia.com/workshop.php?id=131 Queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING ABOUT
WORKING WITH INDIVIDUALS TO PREPARE FOR EMPLOYMENT
“UNDERSTANDING AUTISM WORKSHOP”
Presented by Malcolm Mayfield of Autism STAR Pty Ltd
Malcolm has an inherent experience of Aspergers and and is a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, a qualified presenter and trainer, and co-author and Australian distributor of the AAPC book “The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment’.
In this newly developed interactive workshop Malcolm will explore:
- Aspects of Autistic communication including:
- The Hidden Curriculum
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Key Attributes for Employment
- Strategies for bridging communication between autism and the support sector
This practical workshop is ideal for teachers / lecturers, student services officers, disability officers and advisers, career advisors and consultants and people supporting people on the spectrum to achieve vocational outcomes and employment.
Places are limited, so registrations will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Please register as soon as practical by emailing email@example.com
These free workshops are sponsored by the National Disability Coordination Officer Program-R23.
|Woodcroft Community Centre
Meeting Room 1
175 Bains Road Morphett Vale
|Thursday 23rd May 2013||9.00-1.00|
|Inner Western Adelaide||Education Development Centre
Milner Road Hindmarsh
|Monday 27th May 2013||12.30-4.30|
|Central/Eastern Adelaide||TAFESA Adelaide City Campus
Room W302 – West Wing: Level 3
|Tuesday 28th May 2013||3.30-7.30|
|Outer Western Adelaide||TAFESA Port Adelaide Campus
Room BG2 – Ground Floor
1 Mundy Street Port Adelaide
|Thursday 6th June 2013||9.00-1.00|
Positive Partnerships are presenting a free two day workshop and information session for parents and carers of school aged students on the autism spectrum.
Date: Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 May 2013
Venue: Sferas Park Suites & Convention Centre, 191 Reservoir Road, Modbury
Day 1 Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm (registration from 8:15pm)
Day 2 Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
For more information visit http://autismsa.org.au
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) is the main assessment tool for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders. It is used worldwide.
Under DSM-5, the categories of Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder and Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) the current exist under DSM-IV-TR will no longer exist. There will be one diagnosis – Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Please visit www.autism.org.au to view more information and frequently asked questions in relation to DSM-5.
Looking for something fun to do to support the work of Autism SA? Autism SA seeks the support of four volunteers to help sell entry tickets and raffle tickets at the Doll and Bear Show in Hahndorf from 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 2013. If you are interested in being involved in this fundraising initiative, please email Sofia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Autism SA on (08) 8379 6976.
If you are eligible for the Helping Children with Autism funding Autism SA currently have limited vacancies for individual occupational therapy and small groups.
Individual therapy can be offered either at home or at the Netley clinic. Small Groups are offered at our Netley site and Salisbury East during the school terms.
Limited vacancies now available for immediate start. Language and SPOT groups, mainly Wednesdays and Fridays.
Ring Liz Gangi on (08) 8462 0685 for bookings and information.
Orana are having a Fundraising Movie Night on Thursday 13 December and they are offering all Autism SA staff, their family, friends and supporters the chance to come along at a special price of $15 per ticket.
Rise of the Guardians (PG)
Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher & Jude Law
To view the trailer please click on the link below
The perfect movie for the kids and the kids at heart!
Wallis Cinema, Mitcham
Lvl 1, 119 Belair Rd Torrens Park
Thursday 13th December
Wheel chair access available
(limited number, please advise of number of wheel chair spaces required)
To purchase tickets please call Keri on 8375 2000 no later than 10th December 2012.
The Christmas Party for Special Children has kindly donated a limited number of tickets to Autism SA for their 2012 Christmas Party at the Adelaide Zoo. This event is to be held on Sunday 2 December 2012 from 8:30am – 1:00pm.
To register your interest, please contact the Autism SA Infoline on 1300 288 476 before Thursday 15 November 2012.
Please Note: This does not guarantee you a ticket as priority will be given to children who DID NOT attend in 2011.
- Each ticket only allows for one child and one adult/carer to attend and you cannot purchase extra tickets as the Zoo is closed to the public on this morning.
- Tickets are only available for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, not siblings.
- Where more than one child in the family has a diagnosis please note tickets are allocated based on gender and age, so we will not always be able to provide tickets for each child in the family.
Upcoming workshops held at Autism SA, 262 Marion Road, Netley.
IPads for Apps for children with special needs – Parents session only
Heard about iPads – or do you have one, but still unsure how to use one? Would you like to know which applications are useful for your child with a disability?
This hands-on workshop includes:
* Navigating an iPad,
* What is the iTunes Store, and where do you get apps?
* Compare current teaching tools to available applications
* Focus on visual scheduling, Social Skill and Assisted and Augmentative Communication
* Look at a case study (or use own example) and find an appropriate strategy using an application on the iPad
9:30am- 12:30pm- 6th November 2012
Parent price: $15.00 per person
For children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Keyword Signing is often used to assist communication development and to attempt to reduce frustrations caused by limited language skills.
It can be used in conjunction with any other form of communication strategy such as speech therapy, use of visuals or Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge of nearly 100 signs for everyday use. The book “Getting started with Key word signing” is included in the price.
9:30am- 12:30pm- 15th November 2012
Video Modelling for Social Development Intervention – WOW NEW PRICE!!!
Video modelling is an observational learning method that can be used to teach social and communication skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities.
In this hands-on workshop we will look at social understanding, video modelling methodology, iModelling Program, video modelling methods, video modelling in practice and engage in filming and editing practical. Participants will practice using the iModelling app (video modelling application) and will get the application donated.
9:30am-4:30pm- 21st November 2012
Cost: (Was $250.00) NOW ONLY $150.00
Final programs for 2012. All programs are presented in the training room at Autism SA, 262 Marion Road, Netley.
Best Practice for Engaging Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Monday 5 November 9:30am – 4:00pm (lunch provided)
Proactive Prevention of Meltdowns for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Monday 19 November 9:30am – 4:00pm (lunch provided)
The Power of Peers: Raising Awareness of the Autism Spectrum in the Classroom
Tuesday 20 November 9:30am – 12:30pm
Complex Case Management for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Monday 26 November 9:30am – 12:30pm
Stressed to the Max & Emotional Regulation
Monday 26 November 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Setting Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder up for Success in 2013!
Monday 3 December 9:30am – 4:00pm (lunch provided)
Further information on these and other programs in the Professional Learning Series is available by clicking here. Online registration is available for financial members of Autism SA and non-members.
For more information on the Professional Learning Series, please contact the Education and Training Officer on (08) 8462 0638.