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Self Defence Program

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Registrations for Term 1, 2018 will open in the new year. 

Classes are held at South East Self Defence, 9 Bearing Ave, Warana,

This 8 week program develops functional fitness and teaches your child life skills based around respect, combat communication (AKA Bully Buster) and non-violent self defence responses specifically developed for your child's age and ability.

Monday 3:30 - 4:15: 5 - 9 year olds

Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:15pm : 10 - 16 year olds

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9:00 AM09:00

Presenting Professor Tony Attwood

We are excited to bring you our April Workshop with the incredible Professor Tony Attwood!

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975.  He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 360,000 copies and has been translated into 22 languages.  His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 216,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.

Tony has been invited to be a keynote speaker at many Australasian and International Conferences.  He presents workshops and runs training courses for parents, professionals and individuals with Asperger's syndrome all over the world and is a prolific author of scientific papers and books on the subject.

He has worked with many thousands of individuals of all ages with Asperger's syndrome or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Venue TBC


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8:00 AM08:00

Chipmunks Sunday Play Session

Join us for our last play session for 2017!

We have a modified environment with reduced sound, no age limit in play areas, siblings welcome, discounted entry cost and why not book your child's birthday party during these sessions!

Entry: $10/child

Hope to see you there!

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10:00 AM10:00

October Workshop

Presenting Katrina Trist-Johnson - Autism Educators Australia 

The Bluff Room, Alex Surf Club, 10am - 12noon

Katrina Trist-Johnson is a respected Autism Education Specialist with more than a decade of experience in the field of autism.

She has significant professional and personal understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) both as a teacher of children with ASD in mainstream classrooms and as a parent of a child with autism.

Katrina is a qualified and experienced primary teacher with the Department of Education Queensland. Her focus is early childhood education having taught in long day-care and community kindergartens.

She has also received recognition for her efforts in the field of autism, with a Griffith University Academic Award – for her postgraduate studies at the Autism Centre of Excellence (ACE).

Katrina is a qualified facilitator of the Secret Agent Society (SAS) program – studying under Dr Renae Beaumont at the University of Queensland’s Social Skills Training Institute.

Katrina has presented professional development in the area of inclusive education to Independent schools, Early Years Centre’s including clients such as Goodstart and Lady Gowrie.

Katrina has first hand experience of autism, as a parent of a son who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of two. She successfully ran an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) home-based program for three years, before advocating him through his mainstream primary school years.

As a mother, she has the unique perspective of understanding the impact on family life and as a teacher, knows how the school environment is able to support a child on the spectrum.

Cost:$40/person including a light morning tea.

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6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Kylie Martin- Chatter-boxes Speech Pathology

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Kylie is a Speech Pathologist at Chatter-boxes Speech Pathology. Having worked in the area for 15 years, Kylie has abundant experience in communication and social skills development in children with ASD and complex developmental needs. From teaching kids to talk, to using their talking to build friendships all the way to public speaking and beyond, Kylie is passionate about helping children reach for their potential.


In this presentation Kylie will cover the following: 

-fundamentals of communication development

-developing social language skills

-using social stories to support social language development

-top 5 ways to help your child master the art of conversation

Cost: $40 includes a light supper, tea/coffee, water and a selection of soft drink

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10:00 AM10:00

Workshop - Eloff & Andrews Clinical Psychologists

We are pleased to welcome Dr Johann Eloff and Dr Lize Andrews!

Dr Johann Eloff and Dr Lize Andrews are both clinical psychologists with extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In their talk they will cover various practical strategies to help families cope with a diagnosis of ASD. They are also excited to share their top tips for ensuring parents maintain a healthy relationship whilst navigating the unique challenges associated with having a child on the spectrum.

Cost: $40/person including a light morning tea

Venue: The Bluff Room, Alex Surf Club

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