Connect, Communicate, Grow

A Workshop on Autism with Autism International Director Sean Fitzgerald
Essential tools to help you boost your child's interaction, affection and communication.

Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

All children, including those with autism, learn through motivating interactive experiences with other people. Understanding how to create dynamic and inviting social experiences for a child with autism is key to helping that child learn. Social engagement is also a dynamic process and the emotional state of the adults participating in the interaction is crucial. Creating an attitude of acceptance and appreciation is essential to inspiring a child with autism to engage and learn.

Special attention should be given to to the development of communication and language. By understanding how language develops and learning techniques to encourage development, we are able to inspire a child to make the sustained effort it takes to learn more language. Play-based social experiences for a child with autism can captivate a child and inspire social engagement and thus encourage social development and the corresponding language development.

Many clinical studies have found autistic children to be especially challenged because they are unable to ‘filter’ all the sensory stimuli they may be receiving. A child with autism, for example, might not be able to deal with all he or she sees, hears, smells or feels all at the same time and might be overwhelmed and even frightened in a typical environment.

Understanding the neurology of autism enables the design of both physical and social environments that support children in their learning process. By observing a child we are able to create an optimal environment for that child with autism by adapting both the physical and social environments.

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Connect, Communicate, Grow

Essential tools to help you boost your child's interaction, affection and communication.

A Workshop on Autism

with Sean Fitzgerald
Autism International Director

16, 17, 18 September, 2016

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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24, 25 September, 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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How to improve Social Interaction.

Sean Fitzgerald explains how to increase your child with autism's level of social interaction.

What People are saying about Autism International

An child centered approach to treating autism

Understanding how children with autism develop in comparison to typically developing children enables us to identify core areas of strength and challenge so we can design a powerful and focused social educational curriculum.

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Happy to cry: how Oscar beat the odds

ZSUZSANNA and Gordon Hays have a message of hope for parents of autistic children. The Nedlands couple say Sean Fitzgerald's training has had a remarkable effect on their four-year-old son Oscar.

"Within two weeks of working with Sean he was toilet trained, which was amazing," Mrs Hay said.

Read the article in the Sunday Times.