Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

posted 13 Mar 2017, 18:24 by Mel Hagan

IHC offer workshops that are suitable for parents, adult family members or professionals who support a child/young person with AutismSpectrum Disorder (ASD). The workshops are of two hours duration and there is no charge for parents and family members (professionals are welcome and the charge is $65 per person). Attendance: The workshops are designed to provide parents and caregivers with information to support their child/young person with autism. The workshops are not suitable for a child/young person to attend.

Please register online at: or telephone: 0800 273 7587 or

 Upcoming Palmerston North Workshops:

1.      Anxiety and Autism: Monday 3rd April, 10.30am to 1.00pm

2.      Social Play (New): Tuesday 2nd May, 10.30am to 12.30pm

3.      Creating Visuals: Tuesday 2nd May, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Training Room on Level 1, TSB Tower, 1 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North (enter building through Quest Apartments on Fitzherbert Ave, take lift to Level 1 Reception)

1.      Anxiety and Autism

Gain insight into how anxiety may affect your child/young person with autism and recognise the signs of stress. Identify basic tips and tools to reduce the impact of stress on your child/young person. Suitable for parents, family members or professionals who support a child/young person with autism and anxiety.

2.      Social Play

What children do in play influences how they grow into adulthood. This practical workshop will provide an overview of how play is an integral part of child development. We introduce how to guide your child in play and plan a successful play date. Suitable for parents/primary caregivers of children with autism up to 11 years old who may be isolated and/or having difficulty sustaining friendships.

3.      Creating Visuals

Learn how to develop visual strategies for children, and young people and how to use them to assist their understanding of daily routines, choices and rules. Learn how to use visual strategies to provide directions and instructions and increase independence and motivation. Suitable for parents, family members or professionals who support a child/young person with autism.