Autism 2 Day Conference DARWIN NT
DAY 1: Autism Sensory Detective® Workshop 9am – 4pm
The workshop provides a detailed description of Autistic individuals, 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; 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!
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
The day concludes with techniques for becoming ‘Sensory Detectives’ and a variety of helpful Apps for iDevices.
DAY 2: Autism Puberty, Post School Transitioning & Relationships Workshop 9am – 4pm
Nelle Frances’ new workshop is the culmination of many years of research, her extensive experience with clients and her personal lived experience.
DAY 2 provides a detailed description of how Puberty presents in individuals with Autism, including internal and external factors that can trigger sensory responses. Participants are provided with strategies for guiding these teens through the puberty process, analysing the heightened sensory issues experienced during this time. Discussion includes the dangers and vulnerabilities commonly displayed in Autistic teens.
Nelle delivers a practical model for successful Post-school Transition, and provides step-by-step guiding templates. Participants will case-manage a scenario in small groups, and then conference the merits versus the limitations of proposed plans for greater understanding.
The afternoon session investigates research about Sexuality and Gender Identity and identifies the skills necessary for Autistic individuals to establish successful and ongoing Relationships and friendships.
Nelle will draw on her extensive clinical experience to share with participants a variety of anecdotes show-casing the diversity of the Autistic community during this transitioning age.
knowledge of diversity of Autism presentation in teens, adolescents and adults
understanding of puberty and sensory issues
practical model of post-school transition
hands-on scenario “case management” collaboration
discuss latest research on sexuality, gender identity and relationships in Autistic individuals
The day concludes with question time
WHO SHOULD COME ALONG?
Families, Carers, Teachers, Psychologists, Speechies, OT’s, Nurses, Community Support Workers of Autistic individuals 12+
Nelle Frances is – author *Ben and His Helmet series * Sustainable Social Skills Programme* Asperger Child – Simply Explained * Sensory Detective® program, parent of a child with Autism, Consultant, Special Needs Educator, 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 with Australian Professional Teaching Standards (AITSL) and links to key learning areas 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 $40- processing fee. No refunds will be given within 72 hours of the workshop.
Disclaimer: The information, articles and opinions contained in workshops and presentations are those of Nelle Frances, provided for information, general education and support purposes only. The information is not intended to, nor does it, constitute medical or treatment advice. Nelle Frances disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the information provided in her Interactive Sensory Detective Workshop and Keynote Presentations.