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
March 14, 2016

Punishment vs Natural Consequences

The word punishment in dictionary terms refers to ‘a penalty inflicted for an offense, fault, etc.’ A punishment is often used in response to a behaviour […]
March 6, 2016

Behaviour Support or Person Support?

In last week’s post, we discussed the idea that Behaviour = Communication. That if you look really closely at behaviour, you’ll see that it is telling you something. […]
February 28, 2016

Understanding Behaviour – ‘Behaviour is Communication’

When we see a behaviour, a person is simply trying to communicate something! For example, if they are jumping up and down with excitement, we can assume […]
February 22, 2016

Providing Accommodations for Access and Opportunity

Why do we provide accommodations? The simple answer… To ensure everyone has access and opportunity to achieve success. ‘Accommodation’ and ‘adjustment’ are terms that we use […]
February 15, 2016

Providing Sensory Support

Part of establishing an environment that is accessible to the way in which everyone learns and functions, is ensuring that sensory support is in place. What […]
February 8, 2016

Setting Up the Environment For Success!

Providing support to someone on the spectrum means to provide the best possible foundations for them to flourish – you might even say it’s essential to […]
February 1, 2016

Understanding the Person you Support

In our blog posts this month we’ll be focussing on creating environments and settings that best support people with autism / autistic people. But before we […]
January 24, 2016

Goal Setting – Making it Realistic!

We all need something to inspire us or work towards that makes us happy, no matter how big or small! For many of us, beginning a […]
January 18, 2016

Preparing for the Year Ahead

How have you started to prepare for 2016? Sometimes life gets really busy, and we get ourselves into routines and find ourselves using systems of support […]