Hi Josie and Narelle
It's great to hear you're interested in Son-Rise! There is quite a big Australian SR community, some of whom I'm friends with. They don't connect on this forum often since they are busy folks with their own home-based programs running! There are already some child facilitators based in Australia, or who visit Australia regularly - and I see from your post Narelle it looks like start-up programs also running in Ozzy (yay!)
Josie, if you haven't already done so, I suggest you get the SR starter pack (which is quite cheap) and the free initial phone consult. Even if you don't have the funds to go to the start-up program, there are a lots of good ideas in these documents which you can implement immediately with very little cost. Also lots of useful stuff on this website. Like setting up a non-distracting teaching room in your house (playroom), and focusing on positive attitude, excitement, energy and enthusiasm (3 E's) while encouraging your child to learn whatever things you are wanting to teach.
If you can possibly afford it, I do highly recommend one or both parents attend the start-up course.
If you do go to startup, you may be able to quote each other as reference to get them and yourselves a discount.
Regarding my input - I'm volunteering for a SR program in Canada, and am a "fan" of the program. I'm not paid by SR or trained other than my volunteer training - but I do have friends all around the world doing SR and they are all really really positive about the results with their kids, both in their learning, and in the reduction of tantrums, screaming, violent behaviour, etc. This email is my opinion and assistance because I really like to see folks dealing with autism get the best chance possible for your wonderful children! (Whether via SR or any other program or methodology that achieves what you want to achieve!)
I love what you guys are doing, and that you are connecting via this forum. Wishing you the best and lots of hope for your kids!