18th - 19th October 2021 LIVE Interactive Event: Understanding Autism: Practical Strategies for Teachers

In these challenging times, we're pleased to invite you to attend our

LIVE Interactive Webinar Event: Understanding Autism: Practical Strategies for Teachers

Prices now reduced to $450 (previously $550) to reflect Webinar format (no catering provided)

As you don't need to travel, you are welcome to join whichever webinar date suits you.  Webinars will be presented in Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Why Autism?

As more children are being diagnosed with Autism, mainstream teachers are expected to provide neurodiversity affirming supports for students with complex learning needs within mainstream classes. Autistic students often require supports to navigate the social demands of the classroom and playground, cope with change, avoid sensory overload, and achieve their full learning potential.

Who should attend?

Teachers and teacher aides who want to learn and share practical strategies which benefit Autistic students in the classroom and the playground.

Why this workshop?

School curriculum and expectations are often designed to suit neurotypical learning styles, and may impact on Autistic students' engagement and learning. This workshop explores the strengths of Autistic students as well as the common challenges they face.  We will discuss autism strategies that can be effective for the whole class.   Participants are encouraged to make subtle changes to their interaction style to encourage Autistic students to explore their passions, reduce their anxiety and to prevent overwhelm and meltdowns. Participants will practice their skills by responding to scenarios in small groups. Course notes include visual aids and proformas that can be adapted to suit your own students.

Workshop Program

Day 1Day 2
1. Features of Autism 3. Building Partnerships with Parents
2. Supports, Accommodations and Stress Reduction 4. Using Visuals
  5. Supporting Engagement and Social Opportunities
  6. Managing Change


The Presenter

Lydia Meem BA(Psych)(Hons), MPsych(Clin), MAPS, CClin

Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Autism Understanding Pty Ltd

Lydia specialises in autism and developmental disabilities. She provides a range of assessments, tailors autism strategies for families with Autistic children, and provides Autism training for parents, teachers, and psychologists. Lydia has worked as a School Counsellor in a mainstream independent school for students from Preschool to Year 12. Lydia previously worked as a Family Counsellor at ASPECT’s Hunter School for Children with Autism, providing diagnostic assessments, outreach to schools and facilitating autism training. Lydia has also worked within two Psychology Teams supporting children, adolescent and adults with intellectual disabilities living in the community and in a large residential centre. Lydia is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists and the Association of Psychologists in Developmental Disability Services. She has presented at Asia Pacific Autism Conferences (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019) and Autism In Education conferences (2016, 2018).

Resources and Proformas in workshop notes include:

  • Neurodiverse Student Profile (educational and clinical tool)
  • Behavioural Brainstorming (possible reasons why Autistic students may be responding differently to situations)
  • Antecedents, Behaviour, Consequences (looking for setting events & triggers)
  • Chain Analysis drawing (for incident debriefing and prevention of recurrence)
  • Information for Students (for excursions and out-of-routine days)
  • Visual Timetables & Behaviour Supports for classroom, playground & home
  • Visuals for Emotional Awareness and Regulation

Event Details

Event Start Date 18-10-2021 9:00
Event End Date 19-10-2021 4:00
Individual Price AUD450.00

Group Rate

#Registrants Rate/Person(AUD)
2 395.00
450.00 AUD 89
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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