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ASK Autism Spectrum Knowledge Professional Development Programme

ASK (Autism Spectrum Knowledge) is a series of professional development workshops facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced facilitators from Children's Autism Foundation who work with ASD children on a daily basis.

This Autism training is ideal for:

  • Disability Support Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Support Workers
  • Psychologists, Therapists, GP's
  • Teachers - ECE, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • SENCOs, RTLBs, Learning Support Coordinators
  • Teacher Aides/Teaching Assistants

If you are a professional who engages with children or young people with ASD then these workshops are for you!

The full training programme is made up of 5 two hour modules once a month Aug-Dec 2021 at Pt Chev Community Centre.

Attend one workshop or attend the full series of 5 modules to gain our ASK Professional Training certificate.

Cost: $50 +GST per module (non-refundable registration fee)

Register for our 5 Module Package Deal ($225 + GST) before 30th June 21 or register for each module individually:

Module 1. Understanding Autism

Wednesday 4th August 2021 7 pm to 9pm

  • What is ASD?
  • What might ASD look like in the learning environment?
  • How can we better support children on the Autism Spectrum?

Module 2. Sensory Issues

Wednesday 1st September 2021 7pm to 9pm

  • Understanding sensory issues
  • Practical tools & strategies to implement in your classroom or practice

Module 3. Managing Anxiety

Wednesday 20th October 2021 7pm to 9pm

  • Defining autism and anxiety
  • Practical tools & strategies for managing anxiety

Module 4. Social Skills & Communication

Wednesday 17th November 2021 7pm to 9pm

  • Strategies to support and improve social skills & communication
  • Useful resources and visual aides

Module 5. Strategies for Behaviour

Wednesday 1st December 2021 7pm to 9pm

  • The triggers & functions of behaviour
  • Behaviour is communication. What is the child trying to communicate to us?
  • Create a positive and achievable intervention plan for children you are currently working with.