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Parenting Retreat: Connecting with your Autistic child

2021 Biannual Parenting Retreat

Connecting with your Autistic child

May 14 – 16, 2021  |  Carrington House  |  Daylesford, VIC

Would you like to strengthen your knowledge of Autism?

Do you long to understand your Autistic child on a deeper level?

The Reframing Autism team invite you to join us for a weekend filled with learning and insight from Autistic experts, and parents of Autistic children, Dr Melanie Heyworth and Ginny Grant.

Over the weekend, Mel and Ginny will guide you to a new appreciation of Autism, while providing you with the practical skills to parent your Autistic child with empathy, joy and deep connection. The ultimate purpose of the weekend is for you to come away with an increased understanding of Autism as a neurology, so that you have the evidence-based tools to bond with your Autistic child, and to enjoy an empowering and joyful relationship together. The topics and content covered throughout the Retreat will be tailored to the needs of both individuals and the group, but will be targeted to an introductory level. The Retreat is thus best suited to parents and carers early in their Autism journey. Importantly, you will have many opportunities throughout the weekend to speak with the Reframing Autism team, and gain their insight into your specific situation and circumstances, as well as to connect with other parents on a similar journey.

Nestled in the heart of Daylesford, your two-night stay at the beautiful Carrington House will also include a private ensuite room and a seasonal menu constructed by locally owned and operated Spade to Blade Catering. Enjoy delicious food in a relaxed and empathetic environment while building connections with other parents attending the Retreat.

At the conclusion of this event, we will send you home with an extensive resources kit so that you can continue to grow and feel supported in your family’s daily life, long after you have left us.



One weekend. Infinite growth.

  • Small group size (only 12 places available)
  • Carrington House, Daylesford VIC 3460
  • May 14, 2021, 6:00 PM – May 16, 2021, 1:00 PM
  • A full weekend of presentations by Autistic experts
  • High-quality catering
  • Comprehensive resources kit
  • $200 pp  |  Twin room
  • $300 pp  |  Private room


Due to the volume of survey intake responses we have received, expressions of interest for this Retreat are now closed.

We will contact all applicants by the end of February to update you on the progress of your application.

Details of our next Parenting Retreat will be released soon. If you would like to be one of the first to receive the announcement, please subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.

Did you know? If your child has an NDIS plan that includes a budget line for parent education, and you are plan- or self-managed, you can claim your registration costs for Reframing Autism events from your child’s NDIS funding.


This event is funded by an ILC grant administered by the DSS.





Whether you are Autistic, you love someone Autistic, or you work with Autistic people, we want to hear from you.

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