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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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 […]
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 […]