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TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY

for Education and Care teams

 

ABOUT US

 

Autism Inclusion was founded in April 2020. We provide personalised training and consultancy to children’s services in Western Australia. Our capacity building packages focus on increasing team knowledge, skills, and confidence to include children with Autism, or similar diverse needs. Each package is designed to provide a sound foundation of knowledge, and enable educators to translate this knowledge into quality inclusive practice.

 

OUR TEAM

Gerdamari (Gee) van der Watt

Gee is a well-respected early childhood teacher with more than a decade’s experience in supporting children with Autism in a specialist Early Learning and Care setting in Perth. As trainer and consultant, Gee worked with mainstream Education and Care services across Western Australia to improve their capacity and capability to include all children. Tapping into her knowledge and experience across a range of developmental, behavioural, and educational approaches, Gee has guided many teams to unlock their potential to effectively support neurodiverse children, and others with complex behavioural needs.

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OUR VISION

We envision an Early Childhood Education and Care sector where every service has the confidence and capacity to successfully include children with diverse needs, and their families.

 

OUR MISSION

To provide quality, personalised training, mentoring, and coaching that enable educators to move from awareness, to understanding, to sustained inclusive practice that effectively supports children with Autism and related conditions.

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OUR SERVICES

 

We develop customised training and development packages in collaboration with your service management team. The content, program structure, and delivery methods are based on the desired outcomes for your team, and the children in your care.

 

To promote sustainable learning and quality outcomes, packages typically continue for a few months, and include a combination of the following services and resources:

Training workshops

Sessions are usually delivered after hours, and typically run for 2-hours; however, content and timeframes can be adjusted based on the needs of your team, and the children in their care

Team coaching sessions

Follow a structured coaching model and work together to clarify inclusion goals, explore options, and plan steps to implement strategies

Consultancy & Mentoring

Ongoing consultancy and mentoring provide opportunity to consolidate every educator’s capability to embed inclusive practices into their routines

Resources

Handy tools, templates, and resources are provided during training, coaching and mentoring services

INCLUSION DEVELOPMENT FUNDING

 

Like many others, your service could access a fully funded training and support package through the Inclusion Support Program (ISP).
 
The Inclusion Development Fund (IDF) provides funding to assist eligible Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services to build their capacity to include children with additional needs. There are four separate streams of IDF support, with ‘Innovative Solutions Support’ being one of the most powerful, but underutilised streams.
 
For more information about this funding, you can visit the IDFM website. To find out if your service is eligible, or to learn more about applying for Innovative Solutions Support, talk to your Inclusion Professional at your local Inclusion Agency

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

 

       

From the moment I met Gee her caring and understanding nature was evident. Gee ensured she first understood our centre’s needs and concerns then provided two after hours PD sessions through Innovative Solutions. The information and knowledge gained during these PD’s inspired us to organize for Gee to attend our service for a full day to see and experience the challenges we were facing and support us implementing the new strategies she suggested. Gee also recommended realistic resources and changes for us to incorporate which have had a positive impact. She has realistic expectations to enable all children to achieve and succeed. I would encourage any Early Learning Centre to have Gee come and support them. Thank you Gee!

Avril Dolan – Educational Leader  |  The Family Tree ELC

 

Contact Us

Perth - Western Australia

0425 637 829

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