Social family Event
WHAT FUN! We will certainly do this one again. Parents chatting…kids chatting and checking out others games.
__Information Sessions for 2017___
ASD: Planning Successful Transitions into Primary and Secondary School
The nature of autism is such that transition can be extremely stressfull. We all understand the anxiety preparing for change, starting a new school, or moving on to Secondary school. Planning for individuals at this time is essential. Dr Avril Brereton’s workshop provided both parents and teachers with the tools for planning successful transition to school, bringing both parents and educators together to work as a team to provide the best possible outcome for individuals with autism at this difficult time.
Dr Avril Brereton: Avril is Assoc. Professor in Research at Deakin University.She has worked in the field of autism for over thirty years in a variety of settings.She has research and teaching interests in the area of developmental psychiatry with a particular focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
What an excellent professional development session for parents, teachers and professionals who work with kids with autism!
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.
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 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 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:
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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.