In addition to the events below, we run workshops and seminars, based on up-to-date and peer-reviewed research for families, teachers and other professionals. Visit our training page to learn more.
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April 2021

14 April

11:00am - 12:30pm

Little Land Sensory Session | 14/04/2021

Little Land, 76 Erindale Road
Balcatta, 6021 Australia

Little Land’s Sensory Sessions, developed in consultation with the Autism Association of Western Australia, offer a low stimulus environment to support the needs of children with Autism and specific sensory needs. Our Sensory Sessions provide an adapted environment as well as additional support materials including our ‘Going to Little Land’ storybook to help prepare your child before your visit and play sequence guides available in our main play stalls. Our Sensory Sessions are limited to 15 Wanderers and specially trained…

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16 April

5:00pm - 6:00pm

WA Museum Boola Bardip – Quiet Hour | 16/04/2021

WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

We have collaborated with the WA Museum Boola Bardip to develop inclusive supports for year-round visits.  Enjoy a comfortable environment to support the needs of children and adults with Autism.  During our quiet sessions, specific galleries will remain open for an extra hour and modified for a gentler sensory experience. Numbers will be limited to reduce crowds Lights and sounds will be turned down where possible A designated quiet area will be available for visitors to use if they need…

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17 April

9:30am - 1:30pm

Preparing for Your NDIS Planning Conversation Workshop | 17/04/2021 | Subiaco

Autism Association Subiaco, 37 Hay Street
Subiaco, Western Australia 6008 Australia

To follow-on from our Getting to Know the NDIS information sessions, we are holding a series of workshops to assist families in preparing for their first NDIS planning meeting. The workshops will cover what to expect at your meeting, developing goals for your child and how to manage and use your NDIS Support Plan. Coffee and tea will be provided along with an opportunity to complete a pre-planning workbook to support you in your initial NDIS planning meeting. These workshops…

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24 April

8:00am - 9:30am

Latitude Sensory Session | 24/04/2021

Latitude Joondalup are once again offering a sensory friendly session to families of the Autism Association. The centre will open an hour earlier in an adapted environment for children with Autism to enjoy. Sensory adaptations will include: No loud announcements over the PA systems Reduced capacity to 100 people No music Dimmed lighting Sensory break rooms Staff from the Autism Association will be in attendance Click here to book your place!

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29 April

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Adult Quiz Night | Palace Arcade | 29/04/2021

Palace Arcade, 774 Albany Hwy
East Victoria Park, WA 6101 Australia

We will be hosting a quiz night for adults with Autism to join together for a night of trivia fun! Those attending will have access to unlimited free games on the arcade. Details Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021 Time: 6.00pm onwards Location: Palace Arcade, Victoria Park Cost: There is no cost to attend. Food and drink will be available to purchase. Please Note:  A quiet space will be available for sensory breaks. Under 18’s are welcome to attend with a…

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30 April

5:30pm - 7:30pm

AQWA Underwater Adventure | 30/04/2021

AQWA (Aquarium of Western Australia), 91 Southside Drive
Hilarys, Western Australia 6025 Australia

Attend an underwater adventure at AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia! This low sensory evening includes access to all exhibits including the 100 metre underwater tunnel!  Your ticket includes: Entry to AQWA You choice of meal including drink Touch Pool Access to the Underwater Tunnel Access to all AQWA exhibits The aquarium will have reduced capacity, sensory adaptions, and staff from Autism Association of WA in attendance to support participation. Click here to book! 

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May 2021

03 May

3:30pm - 6:30pm

Autism: What are the Early Indicators? | East Fremantle | 03/05/2021

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway
East Fremantle , WA 6158 Australia

Free workshop for Community Health and Family Professionals (Community Health Nurses, Social Workers, Community Allied Health Professional, Local Coordinators, NDIS Planners, Childcare Workers, and Teachers) What are the early indicators of Autism? What role can parents and people who work with children play in supporting early diagnosis and intervention? An estimated 1 in 100 children have Autism Spectrum Disorder, however a majority are not diagnosed until they are three years old – more than a year after they can be…

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07 May

9:30am - 11:00am

Supporting Communication In The Early Years | 2 Part Webinar | 07/05/2021 and 21/05/2021

Communication is about so much more than just the words we use or the ability to talk. 
Join our First Steps for Autism Early Intervention Speech Language Pathologist to learn more about what communication is and how to nurture the development of communication skills in young children with Autism. 

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07 May

10:00am - 12:00pm

Getting to know the NDIS – Webinar | 07/05/2021

This session provides information on how people with Autism can access the National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA. When: Friday, 7th May 2021, 10.00am to 12.00pm Where: Online (a link will be emailed to you prior to event) Intended Participants: Families, adults and community members interested in learning about the NDIS. Is this session fully Booked? Email Autism.Advisor@autism.org.au to be added to the wait list and we will contact you if a space becomes available.

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20 May

9:30am - 12:30pm

Early Days – My Child and Autism | 2 Part Webinar | 20/05/2021 and 27/05/2021

online webinar, Australia

Please note, this workshop will occur across two sessions, attendance at both is recommended. Part one: 20/05/2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm Part two: 27/05/2021, 9.30am to 12.30pm The Early Days Workshops are provided free to families and carers (unpaid) of children aged 0 to 6 years with (or who may have) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We recommend attending an introductory session such Early Days: My Child and Autism prior to attending other topics. The My Child & Autism workshop is an introductory workshop…

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