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August 2019

ATSA Independent Living Expo (Canberra)

August 27 - August 28
National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT + Google Map
Free

The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more. ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers. A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Conference Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the…

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ATSA Independent Living Expo (Can)

August 27 - August 28
National Convention Centre,, 31 Constitution Ave,
Canberra, ACT 2601
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Free

The ATSA Independent Living Expo will have over 100 exhibitors displaying a wide range of products and services in assistive technology, mobility solutions, pressure care, employment support, accessible recreation/holiday ideas, modified motor vehicles and a lot more. ATSA Independent Living Expo is open to visitors of all ages, including those with a disability, seniors and their families, friends and carers. A key feature of the Expo is the FREE Conference Program – run in rooms conveniently located next to the…

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Disability Employment Australia Conference (WA)

August 28 - August 29
Crown Perth Perth, + Google Map
$575 – $1185

Program information Our 2019 national conference is the ideal gathering of those central and significant to the future planning and future proofing of disability employment policy, design, model and practice. And that means you! We know that the key to the future of disability employment is the DES program, the DES sector, and DES expertise. However, DEA, as a national leader in this dialogue, asks its members, committed stakeholders, and conference delegates to look well beyond thinking about a DSS-commissioned…

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Beyond IQ Scores: Clinical Value of Behavioural Observations during Cognitive and Developmental Assessments (Perth)

August 29
Holiday Inn, Perth City Centre
Perth, WA
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$396 – $440

Your questions answered (and more): • What’s the fastest way of gaining and maintaining rapport with a child or adolescent with autism or another developmental disability? • How do I modify assessments to enable clients to participate, and how do I write about these modifications in the report? • Is there such a thing as a child who’s “untestable”, or do they need a different type of assessment? • What behaviours should I look out for in a cognitive or…

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Tony Attwood – Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

August 30 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Morphettville Racecourse,, 79 Morphett Road,
MORPHETTVILLE,, SA
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$195

A different way of thinking, learning and managing emotions. Content will include: • Cognitive Abilities: A different way of thinking and learning • Managing Challenging Behaviour • Managing Feelings: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and its role in providing greater strategies to manage emotions and behaviour • The Emotional Tool Box, what it is and how to use • Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills • Special Interests: Origins and constructive strategies • Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome • Sensory Sensitivity…

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September 2019

Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019 (Mel)

September 2
NAB The Hall,, 700 Bourke Street,
Docklands, Vic
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$85 – $100

The work of Victorian disability advocacy organisations is increasingly being consumed by issues related to national systems such as the NDIS and Centrelink. The introduction of the National Quality and Safeguards Commission, and the much anticipated Royal Commission into Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability, further adds to the nationalising of advocacy issues arising for people with disability right across Australia. The pressure on disability advocacy organisations is relentless. The overwhelming demand for advocacy support through review and appeals…

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It’s all about the Context: Autism and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dementia Australia,, 27 Conyngham Street,
Glenside, SA
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$130 – $250

This workshop will outline: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) overview Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Contextual blindness and Social Work approaches Applying ACT with children and adults with ASD Participants will: Understand how Autism affects the daily lives of children, adults and families Gain a basic understanding of ACT from a social work perspective, particularly the hexaflex Have the knowledge to apply basic ACT principles when working with children with ASD Have the knowledge to apply basic ACT principles when working…

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PBS for Individuals with ABI in Community-based Rehabilitation / Therapeutic settings

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Flinders University, Room 1, Level 1,, 182 Victoria Square,
ADELAIDE,, SA
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$40 – $250

This full day workshop is hosted by The Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) . Presented by Dr Alinka Fisher, Senior Lecturer, Flinders University. You are invited to attend in person - if you live in Adelaide or attend live via Zoom - if you want to be there live but can't get to Adelaide and WATCH LATER if you cannot be there at all. Positive behaviour support (PBS) is the recommended framework for addressing challenging behaviours and…

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Workshop: Teaching Students Affected by Trauma (ADL)

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SPT Training,, 147 Goodwood Road,
Goodwood,
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$165 – $220

Dolly Bhargava is a Speech Pathologist with a Masters in Special Education. She has 19 years of experience in providing positive, realistic and productive solutions to individuals with a range of disabilities in early childhood, school, family homes, prisons, accommodation and community settings. She has authored and developed a number of insightful books and apps, including America’s National Parenting Publications Award Winner ‘Taking CHARGE of my Rainbow of Emotions’. She has recently developed an innovative App and Book Series, ‘Behaviour…

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practical Strategies for Teachers (ADL)

September 10 - September 11
Mercure Grosvenor Hotel,, North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
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$495 – $550

Why Autism Spectrum Disorder? As more children are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), mainstream teachers are increasingly expected to provide appropriate support for students with complex learning needs within mainstream classes. Students with ASD often require support to cope with the social demands of the classroom and playground, deal with change, avoid sensory overload, and achieve their full learning potential. Who should attend? Teachers and teachers’ aides who want to learn and share practical strategies which benefit students…

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