Thursday, March 22, 2012

‘Tools for Your Tool Box’ Series Workshop - Parents & Caregivers Workshops for Children with an ASD & Other Diverse Learners – $600.00 Series Offered FREE

Greetings Parents and Caregivers of Primary & High School aged children!

Announcing the ‘Tools for Your Tool Box’ Series, five workshops designed to give you more ‘tools’ to help you better understand your child with an ASD and add to your child’s successes. Through information/forms given at each workshop you will create your own reference resource.

‘Tools for Your Tool Box’ has been presented for the past 3 years with excellent and enthusiastic comments from participants. Participants asked for the series again. If you attended before, welcome back! There is some new information for this year. If this is the first time to hear of this information series, I look forward to seeing you there! Please Note: Limit of 30 participants per session.

‘Tools for Your Tool Box’ Series includes these workshop topics:
Session 1
ü  Overview – What ASD Is and Is Not
Session 2
ü  Social Issues AND Sensory Issues
Session 3
ü  Communication Issues AND Behaviour Part 1 – Positive Behaviour Planning
Session 4
ü  Behaviour Part 2: Crisis Management
Session 5
ü  Transitions To, Through and After School Years

Workshop Location & Session Dates – Please  Note: Primary and High School examples will be provided. Location: Nambour State School. Start time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

Nambour State School
Times are 1:30 – 2:30 PM for all
          Session 1 Overview ASD:
 Wednesday, 18 April
          Session 2 Social & Sensory:
Monday, 23 April – NOTE: this ONE day change
          Session 3 Communication & Behaviour Part 1 Positive Behaviour Planning:
 Wednesday, 2 May
          Session 4 Behaviour Part 2 Crisis Management:
Wednesday, 9 May
          Session 5 Transitions:
Wednesday, 16 May

Register for ALL sessions, OR choose your sessions. Register a minimum of one day before the session. To Register: contact Lynda Hansen, AVT-ASD at 5459 0386 or 5459 0333.  Leave your name, names of others who may be attending with you, your contact details and the sessions or session you plan to attend. Thank you.

There will be opportunities for you to get up and move, participate, share, listen and reflect. I look forward to seeing you there!

Catch up at Mudjimba Park

  • Wednesday, 11 April 2012
  • 10:00 until 14:00
    Catch up at Mudjimba Park , The Esplanade
    Come along to Mudjimba Park and relax and let the kids run free in an accepting environment, while adults get to catch up for a chat or you can run around in the park with the kids. BYO food, drink & chair. Fish & Chip shop across the road. Also Remember swimming gear for those that would like to pop down to the beach. Also bring those water pistols for those interested in water play!!! 

    We normally meet in the park the second Saturday of the month. However as it is school holidays we will meet on a Wednesday. 

Social Network Group - 18-35 year old ASD Adults

TimeFRIDAY 7:00PM - 13th April 2012


Created by:

Meet others who just "get" you!  This is a social network for young adults with Asperger's Syndrome/Autism (18-35 year olds)  Come along for a drink/meal and a chat and let us know what type of social activities you're looking for. Kawana Hotel is a little noisy on Friday nights, so we’re trying a new venue.

Facilitated by Nelle Frances & Aaron Roberston
Ph: 0422 621 749 or email

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


“Listen laugh & learn that you are not alone”
The group is an informal way to meet other parents and carers of those with loved ones on the spectrum and also to meet other toddlers, teens and adults with ASD. Share stories, enjoy a coffee in an atmosphere where you can relax and feel welcome. Children are also welcome. There is a fenced play area for children.

No speaker at this stage as last months low key get together seemed to work really well.

Wednesday 28th March - 10am

Where:      Maroochy Waterfront Hotel
                   42-46 David Low Way, Bli Bli
                   UBD ref: map 68 H4

           Contact:          Lisa 

            Phone:             0400 845 844