Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do you have children in your class with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Have you noticed children who:

  • can’t seem to get started or finish tasks?
  • have difficulty making or keeping friends?
  • get upset when asked to switch from one thing to another?

Children with ASD may struggle with understanding social and emotional cues and may not understand that others think differently to them. Many children on the autism spectrum have specific difficulties relating to executive function. These challenges may result in difficult behaviours that impact on not just their ability to participate in learning tasks, but also on social interactions with adults and other children.

To best support children on the autism spectrum, we need to understand a child’s individual profile and learning style. We need to be aware of “what is ASD” but also how it actually impacts on the children that we know.

Who should attend?:

  • Child care educators
  • Preschool teachers and support staff
  • Junior primary/primary teachers and support staff
  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) educators
  • Allied Health Professionals wanting to learn more about sensory processing

Benefits of attending:

Learn about:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Theory of Mind, Executive Function and Weak Central Coherence and how these profiles relate to learning
  • Sensory behaviours – why these may be occurring and what could be impacting them
  • Behavioural supports for students with ASD
  • Environmental needs for individual children
  • The importance of your relationship with each child and their family


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The venue is accessible by public transport (bus). There is on-site parking at Novita’s Regency Park Office.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email training@novita.org.au

What’s the refund policy?
There are no refunds provided for this event unless the organiser cancels.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Registration information can be updated at any time.

If I can no longer attend, can I pass my ticket on to a colleague?
Yes! Just email us at training@novita.org.au to let us know the name of the new attendee.

Request a workshop:

You can request a quote for a workshop, on-site at your school or childcare centre. This is often beneficial as more staff can be involved and also the training can be customised to the needs of your site and/or the children who attend your childcare centre or school.


Email: training@novita.org.au
Phone: 1300 668 482