Information Sessions for 2017
23rd March Dr Richard Eisenmajer: Understanding the autism spectrum
This session will cover:
- Introduction to Asperger Syndrome & Autism
- Insights into what it would be like to have autism
- Common difficulties children face at school and home
- Understanding behaviour
- Behavioral strategies to help with challenging behavior
- Tips on creating Autism Friendly environments at school and home
WHEN: Thursday 23rd March 2017
AT: Midlands Golf Club, Heinz Lane , Ballarat North
FROM: 1:00—3:00 Cost: $25 per person
Register with Trybooking
Autism Awareness Month of April 2017
2nd April World Autism Day – Walk for Autism Ballarat
Helping to raise awareness and show support for families & individuals on the autism spectrum.
Ballarat’s Celebration: Sunday 2nd April 2017
11.00am at Lake Wendouree –Walk for Autism
Meet at 11.00 at Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground and picnic area. We do a circuit walk through Fairy Land, past the Botanical Gardens returning to the playground and picnic area where we will gather with TimTim and his giant bubbles and enjoy a free sausage sizzle!
Let us know you are coming and register at: https://www.trybooking.com/PAPN
Further information: Kris 0417 413 994
Jeanette Purkis -Information Session 20th April
Jeanette is an author, public speaker and autism advocate. This inspirational woman on the autism spectrum will give us her insights and strategies on two topics:
Date: 20th April
Venue- Ballarat Golf Club, Sturt St
Register with Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/PACG
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 click here.
Asperger Adult 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 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 implexa-school-hol-prog
Connecting-Minds school holiday program connecting-minds-2017
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.