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Professional development workshops

Autism SA hosts a variety of professional development workshops throughout the year for professionals that support individuals on the autism spectrum.

Autism SA’s highly skilled and diverse training team includes a range of professionals with extensive knowledge and experience, and individuals with a lived experience of the autism spectrum.

Workshops are hands-on, practical, realistic, engaging and based on the most up-to-date research. The emphasis is on guiding participants through a range of activities to increase their knowledge, understanding and confidence in implementing relevant strategies for their particular setting.

If you are new to autism, our General Workshops are the perfect place to start building your understanding. Our In Focus and Masterclass workshops are more in-depth and topic-specific and recommended for those with more than a basic understanding of autism.

Autism SA workshops are delivered both face-to-face and online. Click below to see the current workshops in each category and then click on a course title to read more.

  • Adulthood - Professional Development General Workshop
    October 11, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Adulthood

  • Webinar - Online
  • Webinar
  • 18+
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...
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  • Developing independence and success using Visual Schedules - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    October 21, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Developing independence and success using Visual Schedules

  • Webinar - Online
  • Webinar
  • All
During this workshop session the presenter will guide participants through how to identify the right Visual Schedule for the individual that you support, and will provide the fundamentals on how...
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  • Understanding autism - Professional Development General Workshop
    October 25, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Understanding autism

  • Webinar - Online
  • Webinar
  • All
This workshop is for anyone who wants to gain a meaningful understanding of autism to transform their daily practice to effectively support individuals on the autism spectrum to reach their full...
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  • Social tools for social success - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    October 28, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Social tools for social success

  • Autism SA Northern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • Webinar
  • All
This interactive workshop will provide attendees with information on how autism can impact social interaction and will guide participants through a broad range of practical strategies that can be used to support...
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  • Autism and key strategies: early years setting - Professional Development General Workshop
    November 3, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Autism and key strategies: early years setting

  • Autism SA Southern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • 0-6
The session will present a range of practical strategies specifically relevant for children on the autism spectrum in the early years setting, with a focus on how to support the development...
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  • Autism and key strategies: primary school setting - Professional Development General Workshop
    November 4, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Autism and key strategies: primary school setting

  • Autism SA Northern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • 5-12
This workshop is designed for staff who work in the primary setting and already have a sound knowledge of autism but are looking for ways to get students on the spectrum engaged...
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  • Understanding and supporting Women and Girls on the spectrum - Professional Development General Workshop
    November 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Understanding and supporting Women and Girls on the spectrum

  • Webinar - Online
  • Webinar
  • All
Autistic girls are often masters at masking or camouflaging their characteristics. Females can present with a unique profile compared to that of their male peers and are three to four times less...
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  • Autism and key strategies: secondary school setting - Professional Development General Workshop
    November 10, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Autism and key strategies: secondary school setting

  • Autism SA Southern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • 12-18
By applying adjustments to enable individuals to be successful learners in high school we can support the foundations for post school opportunities and beyond. Learn effective strategies to use in your lessons...
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  • Understanding and supporting interoception - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    November 17, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Understanding and supporting interoception

  • Autism SA Southern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • All
If you feel hungry do you eat? When you feel cold do you put on a jumper? Our interoceptive system allows us to recognise feelings and sensations within our body...
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  • Positive Behaviour Support Planning - Professional Development In Focus workshop
    November 18, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Positive Behaviour Support Planning

  • Autism SA Northern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • All
Often behaviours of concern occur as a result of what we do or what we do not do despite our best intentions. This session provides participants with a range of...
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  • Autism and key strategies: OSHC setting - Professional Development General Workshop
    November 22, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Autism and key strategies: OSHC setting

  • Webinar - Online
  • Webinar
  • 5-12
This workshop will increase participants’ knowledge, understanding, skills and success when supporting individuals on the spectrum. The presenter will cover a range of topics specifically relevant to the OSHC setting.
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  • Using a positive behaviour approach in the classroom - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    November 24, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Using a positive behaviour approach in the classroom

  • Autism SA Southern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • 5-18
This session provides participants with a range of considerations when setting up a classroom environment, providing instructions, and engaging with students on the autism spectrum in the classroom setting to promote...
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  • Autism and key strategies: primary school setting - Professional Development General Workshop
    November 26, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Autism and key strategies: primary school setting

  • Webinar - Online
  • Webinar
  • 5-12
The primary school team attending this workshop will gain a meaningful understanding of autism and will be equipped with strategies to implement into daily teaching practice  round communication, social skills, sensory...
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  • Understanding and supporting interoception - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    December 2, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Understanding and supporting interoception

  • Autism SA Northern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • All
This workshop will work through these strategies and accommodations that you can implement in all settings.
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  • Best practice/ Enhancing support using evidence informed practices - Professional Development General Workshop
    December 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Best practice/ Enhancing support using evidence informed practices

  • Autism SA Southern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • All
Strategies presented during this workshop are practical to implement, relevant to all settings and evidence-based. It is recommended to attend ‘Understanding autism’ first, unless there is a prior sound knowledge of autism.
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  • Effective curriculum adjustments: primary school setting - Professional Development In Focus Workshop
    December 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective curriculum adjustments: primary school setting

  • Autism SA Northern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • 5-12
 This is an interactive, hands-on workshop, focused on the primary school student, that will cover several topics.
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  • Autism and key strategies: OSHC setting - Professional Development General Workshop
    December 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Autism and key strategies: OSHC setting

  • Autism SA Southern Hub
  • Face 2 Face
  • 0-12
This workshop will increase participants’ knowledge, understanding, skills and success when supporting individuals on the spectrum. The presenter will cover a range of topics specifically relevant to the OSHC setting.
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