Parent and Carers Training

Abacus Learning Centre runs workshops for families and carers of children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


FULL DAY WORKSHOP

The aim of the full-day workshops is to provide information and practical strategies to increase your child’s ability to learn, communicate and increase their inclusion in the community.

The areas covered include:

  • Understanding Autism and why it is considered a spectrum.
  • Understanding how to teach a child with Autism.
  • Where to start when deciding what to teach a child with Autism.
  • How to manage challenging behaviours.
Workshop Dates
Please make an enquiry with Abacus Learning Centre about upcoming training dates

Training is held at Westernport Secondary College Community Meeting Room, 215 High Street, Hastings from 9.30am to 3.30pm

Cost is $250 per person


SINGLE ISSUE WORKSHOP (2 HOURS)

We understand the complexities of attempting to juggle life’s routine and how difficult it can be to schedule a full day away from family duties. With this in mind, we have developed a number of Single Issue Workshops focussing on common concerns that effect families who have autistic children.

The areas covered include:

  • Toilet training – Techniques to ease the transition from nappies to toilet.
  • Sleep routine – Practical strategies and practices to move closer to a good night sleep every night.
  • Eating – How to increase your child’s menu without meltdowns.
  • Running a successful playdate – How to practise social skills with peers from playgroup, kinder and school.
  • Managing Meltdowns – When is it a tantrum and when is it a “behaviour”? Learn very practical methods of calming your autistic child.

Dates and times will be advised according to level of interest.

Prices vary according to topic. POA.

Further Information

Find out more about parent and carers training

Training Form

Please complete and send to our office