Autism Sensory Training

By 19 April, 2018
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Autism Sensory Training

Date & Time
Thursday 19th Apr 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Carriers Arms Hotel, Maryborough

The Carriers Arms Hotel, 405 Alice St

Autism Sensory Training

Autism/Asperger’s Sensory Training Workshop for teachers, health professionals and families.

***GUEST SPEAKER – SAM WALL (Nelle’s 27 yr old Autistic son)***
SAM is a young professional on the Autism spectrum, sharing his
unique perspective gained through lived experience, he has been involved in the advocacy of youth on the spectrum for over 10 years. Furthering his studies in social sciences he is hoping to gain a deeper understanding of what drives behaviour in youth.

Having had a diverse learning experience himself, Sam is fanatical about replacing outdated education systems, that often hinder an autistic persons’ experience with learning. Focusing on anxiety driven behaviours it is his goal to change the way we view autism and the needs of individuals on the spectrum.

The workshop provides a detailed description of individuals on the Autism Spectrum, including profiles on the neurology, biology, cognitive processing, perception differences and learning styles of those with the condition.

The workshop offers a vivid insight into the subtle intricacies of Autism/Asperger’s; but more importantly provides participants a myriad of strategies to engage successfully with individuals on the Spectrum.

Participants will learn specific techniques for dealing with challenging behaviours and meltdown and how to decrease stress in those with AS.

The training includes Nelle’s high-impact Sensory Detective Workshop ® – an interactive exercise that allows you to look at Autism/Asperger’s from the inside out! You’ll learn first hand how sensory stimuli influences all behaviour, emotional development and academic progress. With this knowledge you’ll find adopting simple accommodations and differentiation strategies becomes second nature!

Workshop outcomes:

understand Autism/Asperger’s
in-depth knowledge of characteristics
knowledge of biological traits of ASD
in-depth knowledge of physiology of meltdowns
recognise sensory agitation
link sensory issues + all behaviour
establish accommodations/differentiations for student
You’ll learn how to become a ‘Sensory Detective’ to decode behaviour.

The day concludes with discussions on Puberty and Sexuality and Relationships.


Families, Carers, Teachers, Psychologists, Speechies, OT’s, Support Workers

Nelle Frances is – author *Ben and His Helmet series * Sustainable Social Skills Programme* Asperger Child – Simply Explained*, parent of a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, Consultant, Special Needs Educator, Sensory Awareness Training program, Facilitator of AS Adult Social Group (18-35’s).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Contribution (6 hours):- Please retain your Certificate of Attendance as a record of CPD. Workshop aligns to General Capabilities in particular the organising elements of Personal & Social Capabilities, Critical & Creative Thinking and Ethical Behaviour within the Australian Curriculum.
Registration commences at 8:30am.

Cancellation Policy: Notification of cancellation received in writing no less that 3 days prior to the workshop will be refunded less $30- processing fee. No refunds will be given within 72 hours of the workshop.

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