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
May 16, 2016

Autism Friendly Social Skills & the question of Eye Contact

What makes a social skills program Autism Friendly? From our perspective, it’s when a program aligns with supporting the characteristics of autism and respects and values the […]
May 8, 2016

Social Skills – Maintaining Well Being alongside Skill Development

Last week we looked at the meaning of Social Skills, in the context of learning and development, and we shared with you the idea that social skills are a […]
May 2, 2016

What is Social Skills (and what it’s NOT!)

Social skills are a set of personal skills that enable social communication and interaction – for some, they are instinctive and can be learnt and adapted […]
April 25, 2016

Insights from the Autism Community

We recently joined Campaspe Shire Regional Library service in a morning of celebration – sharing in stories of Autism. So many thought provoking and wonderful moments […]
April 18, 2016

Supporting your Child – Advocating their Needs!

One of the most satisfying roles of being a parent to my children in the early years, was that I was their voice until such a […]
April 10, 2016

Belief and the Self-fulfilling Prophecy

It was many years ago now, when I was first studying to be a teacher, that I sat in a classroom at University and heard the concept […]
April 5, 2016

Changing your Mindset – Attitude & Acceptance

It was about 11 years ago that my youngest son was diagnosed with Autism – a journey that has encouraged family growth and determination. Even though […]
March 29, 2016

Competition – How do you best Communicate?

April is Autism month, and at Creating Connections Australia we are preparing to celebrate! One of the ways that we will be celebrating is through our […]
March 23, 2016

Behaviour and Working with Emotion

Emotional responses regularly go hand-in-hand with behaviour that is trying to tell us something. Emotion that comes with anxiety, worry, frustration, sadness or with the elation of joy. The […]