Irabina offers a wide range of workshops designed for parents, carers, family members and professionals who are currently supporting a child or young person with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These workshops offer a wide range of information pertaining to a variety of areas and equip the individual with relevant strategies that can be implemented.

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

Social Skills and ASD

 

Irabina Children InteractionIndividuals with ASD have varying language skills (i.e. some use full sentences, others use short phrases); however, all individuals present with some deficits in their social communication skills. This impacts on an Individual’s ability to participate in meaningful interactions with their family, peers and others.

This workshop will focus specifically on social communication including conversation on what it is and the difficulties it can present for children with ASD on a daily basis across a range of environments such as kinder, school, home and in the community.

The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to better understand the early development of social communication skills and the impacts that deficits in this area can have on a child’s ability to interact effectively with peers, form friendships and participate fully in social contexts. Participants will also be introduced to strategies that will support and promote the development of social communication skills in pre-school and primary school-aged children.

 

Bayswater: Tuesday 4th June – Click here to register

Bundoora: Tuesday 7th May – Click here to register

Pakenham: Tuesday 26th February – Click here to register

 

Supermarket Tour with one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians

 

Supermarket shopping can be overwhelming and confusing. Join one of our Accredited Practising Dietitians for a tour of the supermarket. You will gain knowledge about general health, weight management and how to improve digestive issues, food intolerances and allergies.

The supermarket tour will help you to shop smarter, understand ingredient lists and nutrition labels, and dispel the myths about healthy eating. You will be able to make better food choices that will help you and your family achieve your diet and lifestyle goals. Tours will take between 60-75 minutes and be held in small groups with a maximum of 6 individuals. The tour costs $30.00 per person.

For any questions or to indicate your expression of interest please call 03 97201118.