My Child and Autism Online Modules
My child and autism online modules are designed for families and carers of children aged 0-6 years who have or are in the processing of being assessed for an autism diagnosis.
Questions to ask yourself about therapies, services, and supports
Now that you have completed this training and your Autism and Me: Planning Booklet here are some of the next steps you may wish to take in developing your knowledge and support systems.
Learn more about autism (including how to get a diagnosis): there are many great information resources available.
- The Spectrum Resources
- The Spectrum of Autism Resources
- Raising Children
- Silvereye Publications
State and Territory specific
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
Activate Medicare plans
Medicare plans provide financial support to make services and assessments more financially accessible if you are interested in knowing more about the different Medicare plans and which professionals they can be used with.
Access Family training
If you are interested in knowing more about autism in general and specific topics related to autism there are many training options available for families. For more Early Days training options visit:
- Early Days schedule of workshops or visit the autism association in your states website for more options.
- Tailored Training: for tailored training and additional information, contact Autism SA via their MyPathways team: email@example.com or 1300 AUTISM (1300 288 476)
Apply for NDIS
Request a NDIS plan or review for my child
Join a family support group
Family support groups can be a source of information and friendship and support
- For information about my time support groups or visit the autism association in your state for more options.
Access recreational activities for my child
Recreational activities play a part in providing opportunities to increase physical health and well-being as well as socialisation.
Understand more about therapies, the professionals who deliver them and how they can help:
There are many therapy types and knowing what how they help is important in helping you make a decision.
Choosing and being prepared for childcare/kindergarten/school:
This can be a daunting process, but there are many supports for choosing placements and supports within educational settings:
- For information about choosing schools and links to state and territory education
- For information on Early Days progression to school training
- For information on childcare and kindergarten:
- For information on inclusion support in childcare and out of hours school care setting:
Much more information on a wide range of topics is available at:
Download Fact Sheets
Download Visual Supports Fact Sheet
Download What is Autism Fact Sheet
Download Setting Successful Goals Fact Sheet
User Notes & Copyright
The Autism and Me: Planning Booklet is intended to be used in conjunction with the My Child and Autism Video Training above.
Upon completion, we recommend you share this document with the team of people who support and care for the child it has been completed for.
The information in the My Child and Autism Online Training and the Autism and Me: Planning Booklet are intended as an introduction, for more comprehensive information please seek further details as per information in the Further Information links.
Thank you to The Department of Social Services for funding this resource, more information about The Department of Social Services is available here https://www.dss.gov.au/
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