Upcoming Live Online Events

AGOSCI proudly presents

Neurodiversity Affirming Approaches to Support for Neurodivergent People - Clinical & Lived Experience Perspectives - Click here for more 

Tech Talkers Train The Trainer Workshop - SOLD OUT - Click here for more

Early Career Support Group For Health Professionals - Click here for more

Neurodiversity Affirming Approaches to Support for Neurodivergent People - Clinical & Lived Experience Perspectives

Presented by Adina Levy from Play. Learn. Chat.

When: 15th July @1pm (AEST)*

*Note: Please check your local time zone. 

Where: Online via zoom

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Webinar Overview

You’re across the terms ‘Neurodiversity’ ‘Neurodivergent’ and you know a bit about what Neurodiversity Affirming means. But it can be a whole other big step putting your great intentions into practice and feeling confident that your therapy supports, beliefs and practices are aligned with the Neurodiversity Affirming movement. This webinar is for families, carers and professionals who support Neurodivergent people. 

Learning Outcomes 

In this 1.5-hour webinar, you’ll start to reflect, learn, un-learn and make plans for change, on these topics and more:

  • Brief history and outline of the Neurodiversity Movement
  • Basic principles of Neurodiversity Affirming Practice
  • Important terminology and changes in language
  • Ableism and internalised ableism in supporting neurodivergent people
  • Overview of Neurodiversity Affirming approach to social supports (and what's 'out' for social skills)
  • Overview of behaviourism, ABA and affirming approaches for supporting behaviour
  • Reflect on your learning: Apply new ideas, changes, & plans to shift practices

Webinar Details

This is a LIVE 90 minute webinar with active discussions and time for Q & A. You will receive a PDF workbook in an email prior to the webinar, to help personalise and retain learning. 

There will be NO recording available. 

Start times

NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS/ QLD: 1pm

SA: 12:30pm

NT: 12:30pm

WA: 11am

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Tech Talkers Train The Trainer Workshop - SOLD OUT

AGOSCI is proud to partner with Rocky Bay to bring you this online workshop

When: Friday 12th July 2024, 9am - 12pm AWST*

*Note: Rocky Bay is based in Perth, WA. Please check your local time zone.

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams

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Learning outcomes: 

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of AAC and importance of up-skilling communication partners.

  • Have the knowledge to run the Tech Talkers® program for their clients in a group or 1:1 setting.

  • Have the resources required to run the Tech Talkers® program.

Registration Price Includes:

1 x 3 hour Live Online Training Workshop with the creators, capped at 20 people to ensure time for questions; and

  • A full presenter resource package which includes: 

    • 6x PowerPoint presentations (2.25 hour sessions)

    • Presenter scripts for each session

    • Resource Lists for each session

    • Timetable template

    • Information about pre-program session for parents (what to expect etc.)

    • Parent booklet including information from each presentation, home practice sheets, AAC handouts and AAC top tips.

    • Pre-program information sheet

    • Pre-program assessment form (to be completed by therapist)

    • Pre-program parent/carer information form (includes background information about AAC communicator and pre-rating scales to determine knowledge/confidence level of communication partner)

    • Report template (to be completed by therapist at the completion of program)

    • Feedback form including post ratings for comparison

    • Access to updated material as it becomes available

    • Frequently asked workshop questions & answers

Workshop dates and times:

Friday 12th July, 9:00am - 12:00pm AWST*

*Australian Western Standard Time (Rocky Bay is based in Perth).

Please check your start time here:

QLD - 11:00am

NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS - 11:00am

SA - 10:30am

NT - 10:30am


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AGOSCI early career peer support group

Hosted and facilitated by the AGOSCI team

Peer connection for professionals who are new to disability and communication support needs.

When: Tuesday 2nd July @7pm (AEST)

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This event is open to AGOSCI members as a free member benefit. Join AGOSCI today!

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