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
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 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 […]
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 […]
January 18, 2017

Are you ready for the year ahead?

In Australia, it’s that time of year where parents, teachers and support workers are all readying themselves for the beginning of the new school year or […]
November 28, 2016

Supporting Change is more than just an end of year Transition

We recently spent some time on our blog focussing on the importance of supporting change and transition – it’s something that is often on people’s minds at […]
November 14, 2016

Reducing End of Year Demands

As the year draws closer to the end and the festivities of cultural and religious celebrations begin, day to day functioning can become a little harder and […]