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During this workshop the presenter will discuss the importance of identifying stressors, the observable signs of escalation at five different levels, and how support staff can respond when an individual is at these different levels. This workshop focuses on effective strategies to reduce the rate and severity of potential escalations by addressing anxiety, communication and sensory needs. It also looks at how support staff can help individuals to develop skills in identify emotions and the intensity of emotions to ultimately self-regulate.

Topics covered in this workshop:

• Understanding anxiety
• Identifying stressors
• Identifying the impact of anxiety on self-regulation
• What to do at each level when an individual is escalating
• The importance of non-aversive de-escalation management approaches
• How to develop an individual’s ability to identify and manage emotions, and
• Developing a 5-Point Plan for support staff.

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


Workshop Definitions

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.



To ensure we prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and reduce the risk of exposure to our clients, our staff and visitors, when you arrive you will be asked to examine your own health and complete a form that will ask the following questions:

  1. Have you been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (or suspected, awaiting a test outcome) coronavirus?
  2. Have you returned from overseas in the past 14 days?
  3. Have you returned from interstate in the past 14 days?
  4. Are you feeling sick with fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fatigue?
  5. Have you been instructed by a healthcare professional to get tested for COVID-19?

Please note that if you are unwell or at risk of COVID-19, you will not be able to attend the face-to-face workshop at that time. Our team will work with you to find an alternative solution.


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  • Understanding and supporting anxiety - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    September 1, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Venue Phone: 0883796976

Venue Website:

6 MAB Circuit, Tonsley, South Australia, 5042, Australia


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