Person-Centred Active Support - Social Work

Person-Centred Active Support


Direct observation in many settings that support people with autism and intellectual disability shows that people spend a lot of time doing little or nothing. Underactivity is related to physical health problems, depression, and learned helplessness.

Person-centred Active Support is an evidence-based approach to supporting people with autism and intellectual disability that:

  • Guides you in giving the right amount of support so the person can engage in meaningful activities and social relationships
  • Improves their quality of life
  • Puts human rights principles of disability policy into practice

Course Outline

  1. What is Quality of Life, and why is it important?
  2. What is values-based practice?
  3. Principles of Active Support
  4. Visual supports
  5. Structural supports
  6. Prompting
  7. Putting Active Support into practice
  8. Supporting staff to implement Active Support
  9. Q & A

Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe Quality of Life
  2. Define values-based practice
  3. List the four essential principles of Active Support
  4. Describe how to put Active Support into practice

Who Can Benefit?

This workshop is appropriate for parents, teachers, support workers, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and psychologists.

Providers Terms

  1. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
  2. Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
  3. Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
  4. For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
  5. Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
  6. No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
  7. Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
  8. All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.


Normal Rate

USD $320



Normal RateClosed
Contact Hours:

7.0 hrs


Mon, 13 March 2023

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day






Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium


317 Outram Rd,
Singapore, Singapore,
Singapore, 169075

Bridging Talents



Ms Amanda Reed

Amanda is a speech pathologist with a Masters in Applied Linguistics. She has worked in the field of autism, across a range of settings and services, for over 30 years. Amanda has most recently worked as a Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in regional New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, a role which involved working with families to build capacity in managing the family member with autism. Amanda has facilitated workshops for professionals and families on the features of autism, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), teaching critical communication skills, applied behaviour analysis, rewards and reinforcement, and positive behaviour support. She has worked collaboratively with families, schools and allied health professionals to implement supports to improve the quality of life of individuals on the autism spectrum and has consulted to autism programs internationally. Amanda is passionate about ensuring that individuals with autism have functional communication skills and that positive behaviour support is used to create an autism-friendly environment and to improve quality of life.

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