Autism Information sessions for 2018
17th March 2018 Dr Amy Wilson – Understanding Autism Seminar
9.30 – 12.30 Ballarat Community Health centre, 12 Liburne St LUCAS
Dr Amy Wilson (B.A Honors, PhD) Sociologist and parent of a child on the autism spectrum
To book: https://www.trybooking.com/THOS
Ballarat Autism Expo presentation: 19th May 12.00 – 1.30 Mercure Convention Centre Main Rd Ballarat
Dr Kerry Bull – Inclusion & Participation for children with autism. Kerry has worked extensively in early childhood education and autism, providing training programs nationally and internationally. This information session is for anyone wanting to understand more about autism and how to support children with autism.
This session will cover:
- Key features of autism
- Implications for learning and participation
- Evidenced based practices, strategies and programs
Book early through Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/TAJS
31st May 2018 Sensory Detective Workshop with Nelle Frances
9.00 – 4.00 Ballarat Golf Club 1800 Sturt St Ballarat
Nelle Frances -author, consultant parent educator – provides a detailed description of individuals with autism / Asperger’s Syndrome, including profiles on the neurology, biology, cognitive processing, perception differences and learning styles of those with ASD
Click here for registration details – Nelle Frances Sensory Detective Ballarat
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6th Sept Tony Attwood /Sue Larkey – check the website for details www.suelarkey.com.au
Autism Awareness Month of April 2018
2nd April World Autism Day – Walk for Autism Ballarat
Lake Wendouree playground at 10.45 for 11.00 walk through Fairy Land with Balloons and Whirly gigs! Bring the whole family!
Followed by a free sausage sizzle or BYO picnic snacks.come along and show support for families & individuals on the autism spectrum.
Many thanks to all the families who come to show their support for inclusion and acceptance of autism into the Ballarat community.
Groups and Programs
Ballarat Autism Network Lego Club
Ballarat Autism Network Lego Club assists children and their families, connect and socialise in an autism friendly atmosphere.
Lego Club is held at the Eastwood Leisure Centre, Corner Eastwood and Peel Street.
Fortnightly on at Saturday afternoon 5-7 years 1 pm – 2 pm
8-12 years 2.15 – 3.30 pm
Teens 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Cost- $5 per child or $7 per family
To find out more information and contacts please click here.- lego-club
Ballarat Autism Parent Connection
The Ballarat Autism Parent Connection is a friendly, relaxed group of parents and carers who come together once a month during the school term. Organised through Pinarc Disability Service parent support coordinator Rebecca Paton.This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience and to gain new information about local services and events.
For more information including dates and contact details, please http://www.ballaratautism.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Pinarc-ASD-parent-social-connection-2018.pdf click here.
Asperger Adult Social Connection Group
The Asperger Adult Group is a partners and friends group that meets monthly for a games & pizza evening. For more information please click here.
Yellow Ladybugs Ballarat
Connecting girls on the autism spectrum. For more information click here
Teen League Pinarc
Teen League is a social leisure group for children (aged 8-12 years) Asperger Syndrome. This group meets fortnightly for leisure activities. For more information contact Pinarc Disability Services on (03) 5329 1300.
School Holiday Programs:
Implexa school holiday program 2018 Click here http://www.ballaratautism.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Implexa-school-holiday-program.pdf
Parent & Carer Workshops
Positive Partnerships offer free workshops on ASD. You can register on line and view the dates for training in your region. For more information click here.