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
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 […]
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 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 […]
October 11, 2016

How to reduce the impact of change?

Sometimes the slightest change however insignificant you may think it is, can be debilitating for someone who struggles with something unexpected or ‘out of routine’. The […]
August 23, 2016

Preparing for Puberty and Body Change

When we think of changing bodies, we most often think of puberty and the developing body. But body changes can happen in small ways at other […]
July 24, 2016

How to Create a Visual Schedule

Whether we realise it or not, most of us use visual schedules of some sort, every day of our lives! Calendars, planners, ‘to do’ lists and […]
July 18, 2016

Visual Behaviour Tracker – why we no longer use it

Any professional who works with young people will likely nod their head when asked if they have delved into learning about behaviour management – we still remember […]
July 4, 2016

Why use Visuals?

When we refer to visuals, we are talking about those things we can use or look at to help us to process information and support the […]
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 […]