Hands on Autism training

Hands On Autism: Discovering Autism - 1 Day Workshop Arranged on request

Discovering Autism is geared towards all professionals, with or without an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychologists as well as educators would benefit from the workshop.
The information session is intended for professionals who have involvement with persons with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder, although the principles of behaviour management can be applied in all educational settings.

Discovering Autism is a comprehensive starting point towards understanding Autism and “Autism Friendly” education.
Topics include:
i) Introduction to Autism and the Core Areas of Impairment
ii) Introduction to Autism Intervention
iii) Understanding and Managing Challenging/Problem Behaviour

Discovering Autism is accredited with 6 points by the Health Professions Council for all disciplines.

Discovering Autism is accredited with 3 points by SACSSP for Social Workers

Hands On Autism: Practical Aspects – 2 Day Workshop Arranged on request

HO: Practical Aspects is geared towards all professionals, with or without an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychologists as well as educators would benefit from the workshop.
The HOA: Practical Aspects is intended for professionals who have involvement with persons with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder, although the principles of behaviour management can be applied in all educational settings.
HO: Practical Aspects runs over 2 days with the following programme structure:

Hands On Autism: Practical Aspects Programme Day 1
Registration and Welcome
Introduction to Autism and Core Impairments
Autism Interventions
Communication and AAC
Problem Solving
Question and Answer Session
Evaluation
Issue of Certificates

Hands On Autism: Practical Aspects Programme Day 2
Registration and Welcome
Latest and Emerging Research in ASD
Screening and Assessment of learners
Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour
Problem Solving
Question and Answer Session
Evaluation
Issue of Certificates

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward (Module 1): 3 Day HANDS ON Workshop

Email: admin@autismsouthafrica.org for dates and venues across South Africa

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward Module 1 is geared towards all professionals, with or without an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Psychologists as well as educators would benefit from the workshop.
Parents and classroom assistants would also find value in the course.

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward 1 runs over 3 days with the following programme structure:

HANDS ON AUTISM: Moving Forward (Module 1)
AUTISM SPECIFIC TRAINING

:- HANDS ON AUTISM: Moving Forward is a collaborative effort between Autism South Africa and the Johannesburg Hospital School to provide affordable, practical and experiential ASD specific training to teachers, therapists and even classroom assistants.
:- HANDS ON AUTISM: Moving Forward was created by Claire Allen, Tam Bennett and Reinette Lombard who collectively have more than 20 years HANDS-ON experience in the field of Autism.

:- HANDS ON AUTISM: Moving Forward is based on a combination of ASD approaches that are internationally accepted as best practice for ASD intervention.
:- HANDS ON AUTISM: Moving Forward consists of a combination of theoretical sessions and practical application.

Hands On Autism Moving Forward (1) Programme Day 1
Registration and Welcome
Meet and Greet: Quick orientation
Video: Class Visit
Typical Development – Theory
Developmental Screening – in pairs
Feedback and Discussion: Screening
Working Tea-Break
Introduction to ASD
Questions and Answer Session

Hands On Autism Moving Forward (1) Programme Day 2
Welcome and Recap of Day 1
Video of ADOS
Observation theory
Observation practical
Feedback and Discussion: Observation
Working Tea-Break
TEACCH theory
Questions and Answer Session

Hands On Autism Moving Forward (1) Programme Day 3
Welcome and Recap of Day 2
TEACCH basics – theory
TEACCH in Action
TEACCH practical
Feedback and Discussion
Working Tea-Break
TEACCH practical
Question and Answer Session
Closing
Evaluation
Issue of Certificates

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward (1) is accredited with 20 CPD points for the 3 days. The workshop is accredited by the Health Professions Council for all disciplines.

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward (1) is accredited with 15 CPD points by the SACSSP for Social Workers.
:- Participants will receive a hand-out for each topic and all resource materials will be supplied for the practical sessions.
:- Participants will receive a CD with Visual-over-verbal tasks and will have the opportunity to create practical learning materials to be taken away.
:- Participants will receive a Makaton: Stage 1 Vocabulary pocket book and will have an opportunity to create a picture communication folder.

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward (Module 2): 3 Day HANDS ON Workshop

Participants may attend Module 2 only once Module 1 is completed

Hands On Autism Moving Forward (2) Programme Day 1
Registration and Welcome

What is communication?
Observing communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Makaton Theory
PECS and Picture Communication
Mike’s Kitchen
Questions and Answer Session

Hands On Autism Moving Forward (2) Programme Day 2
Welcome and Recap of Day 1
Sensory Experiences
The Seven + 1 = senses
Sensory Fun
Positive Behaviour Support
Behaviour Strategies
Questions and Answer Session

Hands On Autism Moving Forward (1) Programme Day 3
Welcome and Recap of Day 2
Morning Ring
What is Multi-Level teaching?
Teaching at different levels
Preparing for multi-level teaching
Closing of HOA: Moving Forward

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward (2) is accredited with 20 CPD points for the 3 days.
The workshop is accredited by the Health Professions Council for all disciplines.

Hands On Autism: Moving Forward (2) is accredited with 15 CPD points by the SACSSP for Social Workers.

Hands on Autism training