ABIA provides training, information and support for those who live with, work with, or love a child with autism

Training Overview

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Want to better support and communicate with a child with autism?
Want to improve your parenting skills?
Want to become an ABA therapist?
Looking for training that will aid you in your educational, instructional or therapeutic role?

ABA training is the answer.

Across the world, around the globe, tens of thousands of people annually undertake ABA training. They do this to support their child, to improve communications with a loved one, to change behaviour (theirs as well as the individual with the diagnosis), to benefit a career or a role that involves working developmentally with children.

Here at ABIA training is our core service. We’ve been doing it for a decade. We’ve been doing it since our founding forefathers bought the knowledge from America to our shores 20 years ago. We’ve been doing it with (and for) thousands of mums and dads who have a child on the spectrum.

Over the years we’ve trained thousands of people. Many have become therapists and now offer their services to families or autism service providers. Others have up-skilled so they can help their child. Hundreds are now using ABA in their classroom or kindergarten, or as part of their professional work as a speech pathologist or occupational therapist.

When we train in ABA we learn that behaviour doesn’t exist in a vacuum but is part of a sequence or a chain. We learn that every behaviour has an antecedent (the thing which occurs before the behaviour), as well as a consequence (the thing that occurs after the behaviour). By observing and understanding the ABC (antecedence, behaviour, consequence), we can work out how we might adjust them to encourage more appropriate or relevant behaviours. We can encourage behaviours that meet everyone’s needs.

If you’re a parent looking to support your child or if you want to implement a home-based ABA program we recommend our comprehensive (3-day) Level 1 ABA Program (FaHCSIA funding approved). If you’re an educator looking to better support children or teachers in your care, check out our Making it Work series and our 3-hour Educator Workshops (Managing ASD in the Classroom; Behaviour Management; Social Skills). These have been developed specifically for teachers and aides. They align with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers which means any training done with our organisation qualifies you for PD points.

Whether you’re thinking of becoming an ABA therapist, or you’re the parent or carer of a child with autism planning to implement a program, training is incredibly important. It’s important because it gives you a theoretical understanding of ABA. It’s important because it up-skills you in the practice of ABA. It’s important (for parents) because you are your child’s first and most significant teacher.