Workshop: Parents and carers of school-aged children on the autism spectrum will have the opportunity to attend a free workshop in Dubbo. Photo: FilePositive Partnerships will be coming toDubboto run a free workshopfor families of school-aged children on theautism spectrum next month.
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The event will be held at the Dubbo RSL, on Tuesday, September 13.

Research indicates that a large group of Australians have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, a condition which can have a profound impact on the person, their family and community.

While awareness of autism is greater than ever, support for children with autism and diverse learning styles and their families is still needed.

Workshop facilitator Karen Evans said particular challenges can arise for children with autism – including behavioural, social and learning issues – which also affect their families and teachers.

Ms Evans said the workshop will providethe parents of Dubbo and surrounding towns with an opportunity to be informed about evidence-based practices without having to travel too far to access resources and information.

“A key component of the workshop is introducing the families to the Positive Partnership resources and information that are available on the website and online learning portal,” she said.

“These resources are continually updated. We hope that it just the start of them using our free resources.”

The first session of the day is a chance for parents andcarers to explore the unique nature of their own child.

They will also explore the child’s characteristics in detail to try and uncover the best ways to support them moving forward.

At the workshop parents and carers will gain a range of knowledge including,how to develop effective family and school partnerships.

They will also find out about strategies to advocate for their child, support their child’s participation at school and develop an awareness of ongoing learning needs, and much more.

“Many parents/carers attend our workshops to learn more about behaviour,” Ms Evans said.

“In the behaviour session the facilitators model a planned approach to teaching behaviours that the parent/ carer wants to see more of.

“This is achieved by exploring the purpose of the child’s behaviour that they want to stop, what happens before and after that identified behaviour.”

She said this strategy aligns with what most schools are implementing in their behaviour plan,called Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

“The parents/ carers will make a plan that is positive because we want to strengthen and increase a behaviour not punish,” Ms Evans said.

Theend of the day is dedicated to supporting a positive, sustainable and productive partnership between home and school.

“The session explores the importance of this partnership and identifies ways for parents/carers to develop a team approach to supporting their child,” she said..

“Included in the final session is how the parent/ carer is looking after themselves and what services and supports are available in the local area.”

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