Autism Queensland team heading to Roma
Autism Awareness month may have ended on April 30, but autism will remain high on the agenda in Roma next month 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 Roma Community Hub and pre-scheduled annual school advisory visits.
The workshops include the “Early Days My Child & Autism” workshop for parents and carers under the age of 7 years who have ASD or are going through the assessment and diagnosis process; and a twilight workshop, “Understanding Individuals with Autism” for parents, educators and others wanting to learn more about the complexities of 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 made before May 9 are $100 per person.
Both workshops will be held at the Roma Community Hub on Tuesday, May 17. Bookings can be made online.
Members of the team will also deliver two Early Years Connect workshops on May 18 & 19 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.