Autism Queensland team visit Mount Isa in May
Autism Awareness month may end on April 30, but it will remain high on the agenda in Mount Isa for the first week of May when a team from Autism Queensland come to town.
The group of five comprising teachers, speech pathologists and occupational therapists will deliver a range of autism support services to local families and schools across the week including workshops at the Red Earth Hotel and pre-scheduled annual school advisory visits.
The workshops include the “Early Days Understanding Behaviour” workshop for parents and carers under the age of 7 year who have an ASD or are going through the assessment and diagnosis process; and a twilight workshop, “Clues to Behaviour Success” for parents, educators and others wanting to learn more about developing a positive behaviour framework to assist the individual with autism.
Early Days workshops are funded through the Department of Social Services Helping Children with Autism initiative and are free to attend. The twilight workshop is one of the Autism Queensland scheduled workshop series and has a fee of $110 per person. Early bird bookings before April 21 are $100 per person.
Both workshops will be held at the Red Earth Hotel on Thursday, May 5 and places are still available in each. Bookings can be made online at the Autism Queensland website.
Members of the team will also deliver two Early Years Connect workshops earlier in the week as part of a partnership with Early Childhood Australia and C&K. Funded by the Queensland Government, the workshops are delivered as part of a professional development package to support early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators working with children with complex additional needs.
Autism Queensland’s School Advisory Program is supported by the Queensland Government through the Department of Education and Training, Non School Organisations (NSO) Program.
Parents and schools seeking more information can email email@example.com.