FREE online talks

We know how important it is for parents of children with autism to have access to quality and evidence-based information and resources to help their child thrive. Join us on our FREE online talks, where our experts will share valuable information, resources and their expertise. The talks are best suited for parents and carers of children up to the age of 6.

Navigating the NDIS for autism early intervention services

29 April, 12.00-1.00 pm AEST, via Zoom

This talk is for parents/carers who are considering intensive early autism behavioural services (20+ hours a week) for their child. The talk will help you understand the steps involved in securing funding for these intensive services. Autism Partnership’s Managing Director, Shannon Eeles, will share practical information and years of knowledge and experience so that you can better understand the NDIS process and advocate for your child’s needs.

My child is diagnosed with autism – what should I do?

7 May, 8.00-9.00 pm AEST, via Zoom

Has your child recently received an autism diagnosis/or is currently in the process of diagnosis? We understand that this can be a confusing and overwhelming time. This talk is designed to empower you to make informed decisions. Psychologist and Autism Partnership’s National Clinical Director, Karen McKinnon, will guide and help you become informed so that you can start confidently working out the next steps for your child.

Helping your child make meaningful progress

29 May, 8.00-9.00 pm AEST, via Zoom

As a parent or caregiver of an autistic child, you want to ensure that your child is receiving the best support possible and making meaningful progress in their development.  Karen McKinnon (Psychologist and Autism Partnership’s National Clinical Director,) and Louise Baldwin (Clinical Director NSW) will provide you with a better understanding of meaningful progress and the tools to help you evaluate how your child is going with any ongoing intervention/therapy.

Selective eating – practical strategies for autistic children

23 July, 8.00-9.00 pm AEST, via Zoom

Many children struggle with selective eating, but for autistic children, it can present more severely impacting their health, nutrition and even social interactions. Karen McKinnon (Psychologist & Autism Partnership’s National Clinical Director) and Sophie Cirillo (Speech Pathologist) will share insights, tips, and practical strategies so you can support your child in expanding their palate and finding joy in food.

Demystifying ABA

8 August, 12.30-1.30 pm AEST, via Zoom

Choosing the right support for your autistic child can be an overwhelming experience.  One well-known and evidence-based intervention approach is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  This approach has been used to help children learn for many decades. However, there is some controversy and debate about the approach. This talk will help you better understand ABA – its strengths, nuances, misconceptions and limitations so you can make informed decisions.