Early Days online workshops

The Early Days online workshops have been designed for mothers, fathers and other carers of young children under the age of six who have an autism spectrum disorder. You can participate in these online workshops individually, at your own pace.

Stress is a part of daily life in families of children on the autism spectrum. This workshop will help you build your resilience to stress and provide practical strategies for how you can improve your general wellbeing so that you are better able to deal with stress when it arises.

One of the core features of autism spectrum disorder is difficulty communicating with others. The skills covered in this workshop will provide a strong basis on which other strategies for promoting communication can be built and will complement many of the strategies used in early childhood intervention programs.

This workshop has been designed specifically for fathers of young children who have or are suspected to have an autism spectrum disorder. In particular, this workshop is for fathers who were unable to attend the Early Days introductory face-to-face workshop which covers much of the same material.

Some stress is unavoidable, but severe and prolonged stress can have negative effects on your family’s health and wellbeing. This workshop will help you manage your stress and provide practical strategies for how you can deal with stress when it arises.

Managing your own behaviour, or self-management, is a skill that is easily taken for granted, but it is an essential skill for successful living. This workshop is about helping your child on the autism spectrum to develop self-management.

We spend about one third of our lives sleeping and we all need a good night’s sleep to function at our best. This online workshop is about sleep and strategies for promoting good sleep habits in young children on the autism spectrum.

Brothers and sisters play an important role in the lives of children on the autism spectrum, and have their own needs and concerns also. This workshop is designed to assist mothers, fathers and other carers to effectively support all of their children.

Video modelling is an effective way of teaching new skills to children on the autism spectrum. This online workshop will help you to use video modelling to teach your child new skills.