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Training and development workshops

Irabina Autism Services provides a range of education and training workshops for parents, carers and professionals to gain skills, strategies and a better understanding of the needs of children and young people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Places are limited as workshops are interactive and personalised to their participants. Given this please book early to guarantee your place.

Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop

Cardinia Branch, Pakenham
Thursday, 2 November 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Anxiety is common in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This workshop will cover what anxiety is, some of our understanding of why it is common in children with ASD and how we can help children with ASD manage their anxiety effectively. This workshop is suitable for Parents, Carers and Professionals.
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Sensory Processing and Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop

Bayswater Branch, Bayswater
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
This workshop will focus on sensory issues typically affecting children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. We will explore the sensory system and how it can impact on a child’s behaviour and the way they interact with the world. We will also cover some basic strategies to address these challenges and the sensory needs of children in daily life. This workshop is suitable for Parents, Carers and Professionals.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Challenging Behaviours in Daily Life Workshop

Bundoora Branch, Bundoora
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
This workshop will equip parents and carers with a better understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children and help them to understand the function & purpose of everyday behaviours. This workshop will provide practical strategies to managing these complex behaviours in a variety of settings and will be useful for teachers and assistants to implement in the classroom. This workshop is suitable for Parents, Carers and Professionals.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: Feeding and Mealtime Behaviours Workshop

Bayswater Branch, Bayswater
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Eating is an essential human activity, necessary for sustaining life and ensuring growth. However, children with Autism often experience feeding difficulties such as extremely restrictive eating patterns, dependence on supplemental feedings, distress and disruptive behaviours when presented with non-preferred food, and inability or refusal to self-feed. These difficulties can lead to negative medical and developmental outcomes, including growth delay, malnutrition, poor weight gain or significant weight loss, developmental and psychological deficits, poor academic performance, social difficulties or even death.

Dr Molina will present on common feeding challenges for children with Autism, why these may occur and the best-practice intervention model for feeding difficulties. This workshop is suitable for Parents, Carers and Professionals.
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