Autism 101 Workshop
19:00 - 21:30
The perfect workshop for parents of newly diagnosed children with autism or professionals who want to understand more about an autism diagnosis of the children that they are working with.
This Training Course will cover:
1. What is Autism?
2. Flags for Autism
3. Autism as a Sensory Disability
4. Techniques that help
5. Using Visual Supports
6. Motivation and Reinforcement
8. Inappropriate Behaviour
9. Social Stories
10. Teaching WAIT
Participants will learn what autism is (according to the Mother of two young adults with Autism) and how it affects their children or students in the learning environment. They will learn ways to help support pupils to attend, to organize and to communicate when they need help utilizing simple and affordable techniques such as picture schedules, token rewards, and visual aids. There will be a chance to discuss actual issues that participants may have with their children or students who are autistic, and get some ideas on how to address these issues, in order to make inclusion a positive experience for all.
Lisa is a mother of two autistic teenagers. An excellent communicator herself, she saw the importance of giving the power of communication to others who needed it and set about creating the Grace App in early 2010, she has since set up her own company to promote the inclusion of people with autism in the mainstream on their own terms. According to Lisa ‘My goal is to engage and inform as many educators, therapists, parents, carers and service providers about the importance of independent expression