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Early Days

Workshops for parents and carers of children young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Early Days Workshops are for parents and carers of young children (aged 0 – 6) who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or who are currently undergoing a diagnosis. Amaze  facilitates these workshops in Victoria.

There are a number of workshops offered by the Early Days team, including:

  • ASD Introductory Workshop
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Encouraging Early Interactions
  • Tips for Everyday Skills
  • Progression to School
  • Play and Social Learning
  • Helping my Child Cope with Change
For dates of upcoming Early Days workshops in Victoria, click here.

 

The Introductory Workshop covers:
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: what your child’s ASD means for you and your family
  • Practical strategies to assist the child with ASD and your family.
  • How to select and maximise an early intervention service.
  • Choosing interventions and therapies; how to get the most out of services for children with ASD
The Understanding Behaviour Workshop covers:
  • Understand your child’s behaviour
  • Identify the function of your child’s behaviour
  • Devise general strategies to teach your child appropriate behaviour/s
  • Develop techniques to promote positive behaviours

The Encouraging Early Interactions Workshop covers:
  • Understand the critical building blocks for social interaction and communication
  • Devise practical strategies that encourage social skill development
  • Distinguish the importance of shared play creating common ground.

The Tips for Everyday Skills Workshop covers:
  • Understand why everyday self care skills can be hard for children with ASD
  • Teaching strategies for every day skills such as toileting, personal care, eating and sleeping as well as making an action plan to support your child.

The Progression to School Workshop covers:
  • Understanding how to successfully prepare your child with the keys to succeed at  school
  • Funding Options for children over 7 years.

The Play and Social Learning Workshop covers:
  • 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:

Playing with toys

Imitation and imagination

Creative play, playing with others & turn taking

Sharing & turn taking

 

 The Helping My Child Cope with Change Workshop covers:
  • Identify why change is challenging, and how it impacts on the behaviour of young children.
  • Strategies to prepare my child for the changes of everyday life.
  • The workshops will  focus on changes within the family structure such as moving house, going to childcare and celebrations such as  Christmas and birthdays.

 

Amaze Early Days Webinars

We are now offering online webinars for parents.

Click here for more Information 

 

Follow Early Days on Facebook

Early Days is a national initiative providing free workshops for families with ASD or suspected ASD, funded by the federal government’s Helping Children with Autism funding package. The Autism organisations around Australia deliver the workshops in their state.

Click here to visit the Early Days Facebook page.

 

More Information

If you have any questions about Early Days Workshops, please call the Early Days number on 1300 307 909 or email earlydays@amaze.org.au