Workshop: Neurodiversity, Autism and the Joy of Parenting Differently Wired Children

Reframing Autism invites parents and caregivers to join Dr Melanie Heyworth for an introductory workshop on parenting Autistic children. In this online workshop, we redefine Autism from an Autistic perspective, examine the ways in which neurodiversity can help you to reframe your thinking about Autism, and discuss how this new understanding can support you to parent with patience, empathy, and respect, for the wellbeing of your Autistic child, and yourself as a parent.

Overview of content

  • Autistic definition of Autism
  • Overview of respectful language
  • Introduction to the Autistic brain
  • Understanding your Autistic child, and practical steps to support Autistic children
  • Self and co-regulation
  • Radical acceptance and authenticity
  • Communication and creating a strong connection with your child 
  • Opportunities to reflect on the implications to your parenting practice

You will also receive

  • A PDF including further reading and resources

Delivery: Online on-demand

Price: $25

If your child has an NDIS plan that includes a budget line for parent education, and you are plan- or self-managed, you can claim your registration costs for Reframing Autism events from your child’s NDIS funding.


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Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Amangu, Awabakal, Bindjareb, Birpai, Whadjak, Wiradjuri and Yugambeh peoples.

We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past and present, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

Join us on the journey to reframe how society understands Autism