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

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 […]
February 20, 2017

Why we learn from the Autistic Perspective

For many years, autism professional development has been dominated by professionals who have spent their time studying and learning about autism or working in the field of autism. Often it […]
February 13, 2017

Gathering Information – Using a Profile

To understand what a person needs that will provide the best possible support, it is important to find out as much about them as we can. We recommend using a personal […]
January 24, 2017

Setting goals – reflecting & reviewing the past year

As each new year comes around, it’s a great time to reflect on the year that we have left behind and look at what has been achieved. […]
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 […]