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
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 […]
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 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 […]
October 29, 2016

What we should never assume about transitioning

Over the past few weeks, our blog posts have been highlighting some important areas to understand about the impact of change, along with some strategies that […]
October 16, 2016

How to find Predictability in Change

Change is one of those things that is a constant in life. And change is also something that many people find very challenging. For those who […]
August 2, 2016

Learning about Healthy Relationships

Learning about healthy relationships is an important part of any person’s development. For some people, this learning doesn’t come naturally or automatically, and it can be […]
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 […]