LIVE online parent course
connect & Grow
For curious parents of autistic children.
Helping you connect with your autistic child, or child who might be autistic.
• Join me, neurodivergent Speech Therapist Adina Levy for 6 weeks of neurodiversity affirming group sessions that will help you understand your autistic child and make plans for how to support them to connect & grow!
• Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding about autism, how you can support your child’s
communication development, and advocate for them
• Connect with other parents, share space & ideas
Register now and grab the Earlybird pricing of just $250 AUD for over 6 hours of speech therapy support & guidance!
Valid until Mon 10th Oct, 5pm Sydney time (AEDT) then price goes up
Which of these sound familiar to you?
You've put your child's name down on loads of speech therapy waitlists... And when a spot comes up it might be hard to fit into your busy life!
Your autistic child is seeing a therapist and you want to know more, to understand autism and understand how to help your child
You are wondering if your child is autistic, perhaps you're in between appointments or waiting to find out
This live, interactive, online group speech therapy course is for you if:
Your child is autistic
... or they might be autistic (you may be on a diagnosis journey)
Your child is aged around 1-5 years old
Your child is non-speaking, speaking a little bit, or starting to have some conversations (but perhaps with some difficulty)
You want to understand your child better. You want to understand autism and neurodiversity better
You want to learn how to help your child develop communication and interaction skills through connection & in everyday life
This online course is open to people living anywhere in the world!
Live Online Course – 12:30pm – 1:30pm Tuesdays
6 x weekly sessions in November – December 2022
Tues, 1st November
Tues, 8th November
Tues, 15th November
Tues, 22nd November
Tues, 29th November
Tues, 6th December
Earlybird pricing ends in:
Earlybird pricing ends in
In this series of 6 x weekly 1 hour interactive webinars, you’ll learn about:
Autism, Neurodiversity & Identify Goals for your Child
🌈 What it means to be ‘neurodiversity affirming’ and why your autistic child needs you to understand this
🎯 Set goals that make sense for your child and family
Understand & Support Sensory Needs, 'Fussy Eating', and Let's get PLAYING!
🍿 ‘Fussy eating’ and how to support your child if they have a limited food range
🧸 Play! Understanding different types of play and supporting your child by playing their way to help them learn & connect with you
Help your Child Understand what you Communicate to Them
🙌 Non-speaking ways you can share messages with your child
🖼 Create individualised visuals for your home during the session, to help daily life go more smoothly for everyone!
Help your Child Communicate with You & Support their Behaviour
🤗 All communication is OK! We discuss actions, sounds, gestures, signing, Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), speech and more!
😌 Understand and support your child’s behaviour in affirming, supportive ways by understanding the ‘deep why’ behind the behaviour
Emotions & Interacting with Others - in a Way that's Right for Your Child
🌬 Find individualised strategies that help your child regulate
🤗 Support your child to interact with other people in ways that are right for them – a neurodiversity affirming way of viewing socialising
Activity Ideas, Collaborate with Others & Plan for the Future!
👥 Connect with childcare, preschool and other therapists so you’re all on the same page in supporting your child
🗺 Navigate diagnosis & support pathways, navigate NDIS, and choose your child’s team
🎯 Plan for the next steps – goals and actions
Using NDIS Funding for this Course –
Self-Managed or Plan-Managed Funds
When can I claim the course fees back from NDIS? When you register and pay for the course, you’ll receive an invoice immediately with all of the program dates listed, and the amount for each session (total course fee divided by 6). In most cases, you can claim each week’s support amount on the date of the actual session (not before). You might choose to make a claim for all the sessions at the end of the program, or you can choose to make the claim each week.
How can I claim this back from NDIS if I have plan-managed funds? You may want to discuss with me & with your plan manager before registering to confirm you can claim. Submit your invoice to your plan manager. They will help you work out when you can get reimbursed and they will do that process directly with you.
Can I get an invoice from Play. Learn. Chat. and get my Plan-Manager to pay it directly? No, that is not an option for this course. Payment is by credit or debit card only, as this is a low-cost support.
Which part of the NDIS budget does this come from? You will be able to claim for this support under Capacity Building – Improved Daily Living (where you claim regular speech therapy support). In some cases you can use funding for Parent Training if your child’s plan has this.
The course is just $250 AUD for more than 6 hours of speech therapy support (earlybird pricing)
This is less than the cost of 1.5 hours of individual speech therapy support. You will get a LIFETIME of value from joining this program!
Earlybird pricing valid until 5pm (Sydney time) 10th Oct
Why I created the Connect & Grow Live Online Speech Therapy Course
Across Australia, it can be hard to get speech therapy support at the time you need it, and with the right apporach that fits your family and child.
There are long waitlists in many places, and some therapists are not experienced in working with autistic children or children on a diagnosis pathway. I passionately believe in the power of coaching parents to understand how they can best support their children’s communication and interactions. There’s no need to ‘wait’ and do nothing! You can get started right now in helping your child!
As an experiened parent coach and neurodivergent person, I am passionate about helping families like yours to understand and honour your child’s individual strengths. I teach strategies that use your child’s interests and strengths to help them (and help your family) with the things that are hard.
When you join my online live Connect & Grow parent course, you’ll get a wholistic, neurodiversity affirming understanding of who your child is. You’ll learn how you can support them to develop communication skills, understand their sensory needs, and how to work with other therapists and education settings to help them understand your child better.
You’ll also connect with other parents who are in a similar situation to yours, and have a chance to share stories and ideas with each other. Over 6 webinars, you’ll learn, share, connect, make plans, and my hope is that you’ll come out of the program more confident and knowledgable about supporting your autistic (or possibly autistic) child!
I'm a neurodivergent speech therapist, working mainly with autistic children and kids with disabilities since 2012. I live in Sydney, Australia with my cheeky 3-year old and my husband.
I’m dedicated to helping families understand children better, and develop a deeper acceptance of your child’s interests, passions, and individual strengths.
I have a neurodiversity affirming approach to my work with children and families. I believe that all brains are wonderful, different and needed. All children’s and adults’ individual strengths and passions should be celebrated and honoured.
I’m always learning and adapting my practice - I love getting feedback and I’m always working to better support kids and families, and advocate for autistic and neurodiverse kids to have a valued place in their world.
I love making information clear and helpful for busy families – strategies and activities are built into your everyday life so that ‘speech therapy practice’ is something that happens within your daily life and play.
Everything is achievable and together we can help your child develop their best communication and interaction skills while building up your confidence to support your child on their journey!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T ATTEND LIVE?
This is quite an interactive course which is why I run it as a series of live webinars and you’ll get the most from it if you can join us live.
However I understand the need for flexibility so if you can’t make it to a live session, you will still be able to access the content & information!
If I join this course, does my child still need to see a speech therapist?
How does the course work?
Live sessions are around 30-40mins of information and content, and around 20-30mins of discussion and interactive activities. You’ll get the most from this course if you actively participate in the discussions and activities, but this is optional. You can join in however feels comfortable and right for you!
Recordings, workbook and PDF downloads are all hosted online in the Community Hub (on Kajabi). You’ll get emails with information to help you set up and access your account there.