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Autism Teaching and Research Workshop

The Early Years and the Autism Spectrum: Building a Foundation for Success

Saturday 2 February, 2019
9am - 4pm
Building 25, Room 105, University of Wollongong (see campus map)
Register online by 30 January.

Cost:
- Professional $150.00
- Parents/Concessions $100.00
- UOW Student $30.00

PLEASE NOTE: we are unable to accept cash payments/walk ins

This workshop will help you focus on strategies and supports that can help to build a foundation of learning and success for children on the autism spectrum in the early years. We will discuss key strategies and supports that can be used by parents, educators, social workers, psychologists, and allied health professionals to support children following their diagnosis and through their transition into school. Participants will be provided with knowledge and information on research related to early development of children on the autism spectrum and will be provided with specific strategies to support development of social communication and cognitive skills, address sensory and developmental needs, and facilitate successful transition into school.

Who should attend
Parents, professionals educators or anyone who has an interest in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum

Accreditation
6 QTC Accredited Hours at Highly Accomplished Level.

Enquiries
For further information please contact the University of Wollongong via uow-professional-learning@uow.edu.au or contact Dr. Amanda Webster on awebster@uow.edu.au or 02 4221 3268.

Speakers 

Dr. Amanda Webster
Dr Webster has worked for over 28 years with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families in school, home and community settings as a teacher, school leader and certified behaviour analyst. Dr. Webster is currently the Coordinator for the Autism postgraduate programs at UOW. She is a researcher on the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Autism and has recently authored a book on empowering parents of children on the autism spectrum. She is passionate about supporting the self-determination and self-efficacy of individuals on the autism spectrum through teaching and learning.

Dr Rose Dixon
Dr. Dixon is an experienced primary and special education teacher with many years of experience supporting children on the autism spectrum. She is the Coordinator of Special Education at UOW and is currently leading a research project on the use of multisensory rooms for individuals on the autism spectrum. Her research interests
include social and affective development of children and people with disabilities and transition support for individuals with disabilities.

Dr Jane Warren
Dr. Warren is part of the Early Years team at UOW. She has a background in early childhood and has worked with young children as a teacher and ECEC centre director. Her areas of specialisation are early childhood education, inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood settings, and supporting parents of children with
disabilities.

 

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Last reviewed: 24 January, 2019