Free Community Talks and Events

In-Conjuntion with Gold Coast Active and Healthy

Fabic have teamed up with the Active & Healthy Program offered by Gold Coast City Council to bring a series of complimentary well-being workshops to the Gold Coast community.

All workshops will be held at one of 4 locations:

  1. Fabic Behaviour Specialist Centre - Worongary Town Centre 1 Mudgeeraba Road Worongary
    (bookings 07 5530 5099)
  2. Nerang Library - 28 White St Nerang - (bookings 07 5581 7180)
  3. Southport Library - Cnr Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport - (bookings 07 5581 7200)
  4. Robina Library - 196 Robine Town Centre Dr, Robine - (bookings 07 5581 1600)

Some topics for 2017-2018 include:

  • Perfectionism ... the Impacts of Perfectionism on our Anxiety and Everyday Life
  • Parenting Tips around Behaviour Management
  • Sadness, Grief and Loss - how to change our own experience
  • An Introduction to Understanding and Changing Unwanted Behaviours
  • Supporting each other in Relationships during the Festive Season
  • Anxiety and its Impacts on our Unwanted Behaviour
  • Developing Social Skills to Support Positive Interactions
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Addictive Behaviours - how to bring lasting change

If there is a topic you would like covered in the future please let Tanya Curtis know via the contact form and she will attempt to include in future schedules.

Numbers are limited due to space, so bookings are essential.

Download the PDF Flyer for a list of topics, dates and locations. Please call relevant venue to secure your place for your chosen talk.



College of Universal Medicine in-conjunction with Gold Coast Active and Healthy

The College of Universal Medicine will also have other workshops being run through the City of Gold Coast's Active and Healthy Program. These workshops will cover a wide range of topics that affects us all including:

  • Dealing with Addictions
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Sleep & Exhaustion
  • Anxiety
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Parenting
  • Money & Anxiety
  • Men & Expression
  • Parenting for Social Media
  • Express Yourself
  • Hello World

and more...

These events are completely free and open to all.

For more information on these events, you can download the flyer here



In-Conjunction with Queensland Asperger Partners Support (QAPS) Group

Fabic's Behaviour Specialist Tanya Curtis will be a guest speaker at 3 upcoming QAPS Workshops in 2017:






Saturday 11th November 2017 (12:30-3:30pm) Parenting Workshop Logan North Library, Brisbane South QLD Book Now


Evening Talks at Fabic

Commencing this term, Fabic will now be offering an evening of free talks and presentations 2-3 times per school term. Please see below for the talks coming up in Term 4.

Both events will be held at Fabic's Clinic on The Gold Coast.

To book, please contact Fabic on (07) 5530 5099 or via the contact form

Talk 1: 'How We Can Support'

Date: Wednesday 18th October, 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Free




6.30pm – 7.00pm Tanya Curtis (Behaviour Specialist) The Basics of Behaviour Change and How a Behaviour Specialist can Support
7.00pm - 7.30pm Judy Gent (Academic Development Support) Learning, Academic Skills and the Role of the Specialist Teacher
7.30pm - 8.00pm Kathryn Maroney (Speech Pathologist) Communication, Expression and the Role of a Speech Pathologist

Talk 2: 'Anxiety'

Date: Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Cost: Free




6.30pm – 7.00pm Tanya Curtis (Behaviour Specialist) Anxiety and How it Effects our Behaviours
7.00pm - 7.30pm Judy Gent (Academic Development Support) Anxiety and its Impact on Learning in the Classroom
7.30pm - 8.00pm Kathryn Maroney (Speech Pathologist) Anxiety and its Impact on Our Expression


Social Skills Presentations over the Christmas Holidays

Nothing supports communication and social skill development in children like opportunities to connect with peers and family.

Fabic’s speech pathologist, Kathryn Maroney, has noticed that a child’s communication and social skills can develop markedly over December and January, because they are constantly immersed in social events, family coming together and opportunities to connect with peers.

For many children, these factors give rise to significant development in the skills needed to make the most of these interactions – communication skills and social skills.


Kathryn is offering to present free 40 – 60 minute information sessions in kindergartens and childcare centers on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, across Term 4, to offer parents tips and strategies for supporting communication and social skill development over this period. Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions or speak to Kathryn 1:1 after the presentation.

About Kathryn

Kathryn brings to her clients a dedication to connecting with children and their families. This dedication to relationships is what allows Kathryn to truly meet a family where they are at and bring a deep care, understanding and respect to the service she provides.

To organise a presentation at your center, please contact Kathryn by email at

For more info about these presentations please download the flyer here.