UNDERSTANDING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)Venue: Autism Qld, 437 Hellawell Road, Sunnybank Hills
Date: 28 May 2012 (9:30AM to 12:30PM)
This session will examine the complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorder which include Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and how it may impact on individuals across a range of settings, age ranges and levels of functioning.
Difficulties with sensory understanding, communication, socialising, the ability to be flexible and differences in learning style will be discussed in depth. This workshop will provide an insight into some of the underlying reasons an individual with ASD may present with unusual, challenging, limited and/or amazing skills and behaviours. In addition to this, the presenters will outline some general strategies to assist in the support of an individual with ASD.
Participants will be involved in practical exercises and discussions. Questions and sharing of information/ideas is encouraged and highly desirable to enhance learning outcomes for all.
Target Audience: Teachers, Teacher Aides, Guidance Officers & Counsellors, Therapists, Support Workers, Outside School Hours Care Staff, Parents and Carers.