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 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

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 […]
February 8, 2017

Creating a Team / Partnership approach – Support networks at School

The success of support systems for young people in school, often comes down to how well we work as teams, or our approach to working in […]
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 […]