Autism Support Planning

  For services to be effective, efficient and meet a person’s needs they must be planned. Services for people with autism need to be well coordinated, consistent and always take into consideration the goals, needs and wants of the person with autism. As part of the Disability Act in Victoria (2006) the person must have...


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Autism In The Workplace

ASD in the Workplace for Employers This section aims to help open and supported employment services and employers understand the needs of people with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism. Introduction The most important thing to remember when working with adults with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism is that no two individuals are alike....


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How To Support Children

Where can I find support and information to help include children with disabilities at our centre? Inclusion Support Program To support the inclusion of all children in child care settings, the Australian Government has implemented the Inclusion Support Program through the Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations. The Inclusion Support Program aims to remove...


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How To Support Families

To effectively support families of children with autism, professionals need to be willing to form successful working partnerships. Family centred practice encompassing communication, power sharing and respect for the knowledge that families possess is key. Families have the right to best determine their own needs and what is the right course of action for their...


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How to Support Individuals

How can I best support a person with Autism? Professionals supporting people with autism must work in a model of person centered practice which takes into account the unique skills, abilities, needs, wants, dreams and goals of the person as well as their individual communication, behavioural, sensory and health needs. • The person with autism...


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Teaching Students with Autism

Physical Set Up Of Classroom “Josh loves to draw but suddenly refused to go to Art. The tall stools in the Art room were wobbly and he felt very unsafe when he sat on them.” Points to note  • Children with autism are particularly vulnerable to distractions and have difficulty filtering out irrelevant information, such...


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