Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals with ASD.

2018 Research to Practice - first seminar scheduled for April 30

28th February, 2018


Autism Queensland's popular Research to Practice Series returns in 2018 with the first seminar scheduled for April 30 on the Gold Coast, coinciding with the last day of Autism Awareness Month in  Australia.

Sensory Processing Issues of Students with ASD: What we can do to help, will be presented at Robina Community Centre on Monday, April 30 from 9.30am-4pm.

Presenters, Dr Jill Ashburner, Manager Research and Business Development, Autism Queensland; Emma O'Connor, Occupational Therapist, Department of Education, and Lynda Melville and Sally Daley, Professional Learning Faciliators at Autism Queensland will cover topics including:

  • Undertanding the sensory processing challenge of students on the spectrum.
  • How do the sensory issues of students on the spectrum affect participation at school?  
  • What can we do to help? A review of evidence-based strategies.
  • Case studies: Putting evidence-based strategies to accommodate sensory issues into practice.
  • Approaches to information gathering and the development of “My Sensory Experiences”: A self-report tool with visual cues for people on the autism spectrum
  • Exploring practical strategies for school-based settings.

Bookings are now open for via the Workshops Calendar and for the following two in the 2018 series:

Seminar 2 - Bullying: It's Everybody's Business, The Autism Hub Woolloongabba, August 20

Seminar 3 - Building Language & Literacy to improve Educational Outcomes for Students on the Spectrum, The Autism Hub Woolloongabba, November 2. 

For more information email: learning@autismqld.com.au.