This session will provide professionals who work alongside or directly with autistic adults with an understanding of being autistic and what strategies can be simply implemented to be effective to support adults, across a range of different settings.
Presented by an autistic adult and an experienced consultant, this session will provide participants with personal insights, research and practices that can help to support positive interactions with individuals on the autism spectrum.
Topics covered in this workshop:
• The impact autism can have in adulthood
• Identifying and using strengths and skills
• Key areas that adults can have difficulties in
• Supporting communication and social interaction
• Effective adjustments to increase understanding and engagement
• CBT strategies to increase understanding and to resolve conflict
• Setting up effective systems to support getting the job/tasks done, and
• Open discussion.
Professional Development Workshops are designed for any professional that support an individual on the autism spectrum.
All participants receive a certificate stating links to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers or to the Allied Health Standards where appropriate.
If this workshop is full, please contact Emma Bennett on firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Workshops are designed to give participants an introduction to understanding the autism spectrum and provides workshop participants with the knowledge of key strategies to support individuals in a range of settings.
In Focus Workshops are designed for participants who have a good, current understanding of autism and are looking for a more in-depth understanding relating to a particular area of the autism field. This greater knowledge in turn provides greater confidence in applying strategies to support individuals in this area. It is recommended that participants attend an Autism SA General Workshop prior to attending an In-Focus Workshop or Masterclass unless they have a good, current understanding of autism.
Masterclass Workshops are based on the concept that there is always more to learn. Masterclasses are short intensive workshops that are designed to provide participants who already have a sound current understanding of autism, with specific and extended content relating to a particular topic, strategy or program.