Events

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

https://www.trybooking.com/OSAH

 

Autism Awareness Month of April 2017

Many thanks to all the families who came to show their support for our Ballarat autism community

Many thanks to all the families who come to show their support for our Ballarat autism community

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

info@ballaratautism.com

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:

1. Mental Health and Autism  2. Education and Transition to WorkJeanette P2

Date: 20th April

Time: 1-3pm

Venue- Ballarat Golf Club, Sturt St

Cost $25pp

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

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.

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