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
September 28, 2017

Visual Supports on a budget – one of our favourite tips!

If you’re looking for ways to keep your visual supports within a budget, try out one of our favourite tips! We’re big advocates for visual supports […]
July 19, 2017

Social skills learning and incorporating social choice

Social skills programs are ever growing in their popularity, for people of all ages – offering opportunities for people to learn about themselves, social situations and […]
June 21, 2017

Communicating when words disappear – what is the alternative?

Communication, generally speaking uses a combination of verbal and non-verbal behaviours to express or convey a message. Speech is often used to get our message across to […]
June 5, 2017

Planning for a life-stage transition – Assessing where to begin

May 18, 2017

How everyday interactions help with communication – personal reflection

Communication can present in many different forms and is definitely not restricted to just one method. Effective communication includes a whole range of methods that assist […]
April 25, 2017

What I’d most like people to know – a personal reflection

‘We live in a world where moving smoothly and successfully through typical milestones and life stages, and establishing our place in the crowd seems the norm. Day to day […]
March 28, 2017

Chunking or simplifying tasks / learning activities

When we think of planning a worksheet or a written task, often we write down as much as possible and provide very detailed explanations. We might even make it […]
March 16, 2017

Executive Functioning in day to day living and learning

What is executive function? And why do we need to know about it? Executive functioning relates to our ability to regulate, plan and organise ourselves, as […]
February 26, 2017

What does behaviour tell us about support needs?

When we see a behaviour, there is an underlying reason for why that behaviour is occurring. Whether or not it’s an appropriate behaviour, it’s letting us know […]