Introduction to Autism The introduction to autism workshop provides a comprehensive overview of autism and aims to tackle some of the myths that have arisen on subject. It looks at the positives of autism and the message we hope to spread is one of understanding.
Introduction to Autism for Children This workshop is an interactive, child friendly version of our main Intro to Autism workshop. It is especially useful for siblings and friends of children how have autism so that they might gain some understanding of the differing needs of others.
Introduction to Autism for Teachers Our intro to Autism for Teachers workshop is geared towards those working in learning environments and while it covers the basics of autism, it will also look at how to make the classroom a more inclusive learning space
Sensory Processing Sensory processing is the very complicated way in which our brains work in order to organise all of the information it receives from our senses. This workshop will look at the process further including how our brains understand sensory input from the environment and why that can be a good and not so good thing.
Cognitive Development Our workshop on Cognitive Development will look at the early developmental stages in children particularly the sensorimotor, social, and emotional and relationship building. It will also look at attachment and how our children form bonds throughout their lives.
The Benefits of Sensory Spaces A sensory space is a physical area in a room designed to stimulate and trigger the sense in a way that is calming, cognitively accessible and physically unchallenging. They can be used as a means to help people with sensory difficulties to understand their environments better which can help them to understand themselves better. This can lead to increased social and communication skills, higher levels of self-esteem and self-efficacy, reduced anxiety, and emotional regulation skills development.
The importance of Play in Child Development Play promotes development, learning, and self esteem in children of all ages. This workshop discusses how different types of play can help children with the social and emotional development, their physical health and motor skills and enhance their logic and reasoning skills.
Managing Challenging Behaviours We believe behaviours are a mode of communication and some of those modes can be more challenging than others. In this workshop, we aim to try a drain away some of the emotion and stress from supporting children through challenging behaviours and promote a positive approach to behaviour management.