Thoughts, Ideas & Strategies

Welcome to the Creating Connections Australia blog page!

Our blog covers a range of topics relating to Autism, behaviour support, social skills and other aspects of neurodiversity.

Please check in with us regularly as we share our thoughts, ideas and stories, and please also feel free to contact us with any comments or questions.

Elissa & Sherri
February 20, 2017

Why we learn from the Autistic Perspective

For many years, autism professional development has been dominated by professionals who have spent their time studying and learning about autism or working in the field of autism. Often it […]
February 13, 2017

Gathering Information – Using a Profile

To understand what a person needs that will provide the best possible support, it is important to find out as much about them as we can. We recommend using a personal […]
February 8, 2017

Creating a Team / Partnership approach – Support networks at School

The success of support systems for young people in school, often comes down to how well we work as teams, or our approach to working in […]
January 24, 2017

Setting goals – reflecting & reviewing the past year

As each new year comes around, it’s a great time to reflect on the year that we have left behind and look at what has been achieved. […]
January 18, 2017

Are you ready for the year ahead?

In Australia, it’s that time of year where parents, teachers and support workers are all readying themselves for the beginning of the new school year or […]
December 6, 2016

Christmas Venues & Events – Allow Extra Sensory Support

As we move closer to Christmas, we see so many venues and community places that have extra decorative displays, foods, stands and people that can be a potential sensory nightmare for […]
November 28, 2016

Supporting Change is more than just an end of year Transition

We recently spent some time on our blog focussing on the importance of supporting change and transition – it’s something that is often on people’s minds at […]
November 23, 2016

Providing Scripts – ‘What to Expect’ (in the lead up to Christmas)

Over the course of the next month or so, providing some type of script with a description of how things are going to play out, will help provide structure, […]
November 14, 2016

Reducing End of Year Demands

As the year draws closer to the end and the festivities of cultural and religious celebrations begin, day to day functioning can become a little harder and […]