Free workshop in Pirie for parents of children with autism

A free two-day workshop for parents and carers of children with autism is scheduled for Port Pirie in February and is backed by Geoff Brock.

The Independent Frome MP said it would be a “great initiative”.

“It will provide information about autism and improve understanding of the needs of school-aged students on the autism spectrum,” he said.

“I am happy to see it being held in Port Pirie for the benefit of Mid North families.”

The workshop will be at the Royal Port Pirie Yacht Club from 9.30am to 2.30pm on February 12 and 13.

Guests will learn about the characteristics, impacts and strategies for autism, understanding behaviour, sensory processing and how to work with schools.

“The workshop is being run through Positive Partnerships, a federal government-funded project through the education and training department’s Helping Children with Autism package, and will be hosted by Autism Spectrum Australia,” Mr Brock said

“Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) has a goal to improve the educational outcomes of school-aged students on the autism spectrum and works with schools, communities and families through a range of initiatives, including face-to-face workshops.”

He encouraged families and caregivers in the region to attend the workshop. To register and for more information go to: or call 1300 881 971.