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

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June 20, 2016

Social Skills – they’ve told us what works!

Last week we met with some of our recent Social Skills Training ‘graduates’ to debrief on how they were managing with their newly developed ‘Autism Friendly’ […]
June 13, 2016

Creating Success by finding your ‘WHY’

Are you struggling to find purpose in your life? Do you ever wonder why you feel lost and have no direction? Are you reacting to the […]
June 6, 2016

Navigating relationships for our parents, services and schools – how do we ensure success?

The relationship between the parent and their child’s educator, the client and service provider, and even the parent and their child’s service provider can very often impact […]
May 29, 2016

Video Modelling – A Strategy Used for Social Skills Development

There are various strategies that can be used to support social skill development and video modelling is one such strategy that is very practical and effective. […]
May 24, 2016

Respecting Personal Choice

In last week’s blog we discussed Autism Friendly Social Skills and the question of eye contact and what it means for an autistic person with regard […]
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 […]