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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 11, 2016

Using Timers as Visual Supports

We shouldn’t underestimate the power of timers in terms of providing support in the development of all skills – transitioning from one task/activity to another, change […]
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 […]