Welcome to Autism West

itf124004Welcome to Autism West’s website.

We are a family support service and welcome you all to our centre. Pop in for a coffee, browse through our resource centre, or chat to our friendly staff. We welcome any requests or feedback in relation to how we can help support you and your family in your journey with autism.

Autism West is associated with the South West Autism Network (SWAN). SWAN is a not for profit, charitable organisation supporting the families in the south west region of Western Australia living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

We have many activities and programs that are running across 2014. If you require further information or want to register your interest, please contact Gabriella on 6389 1833 or email info@autismwest.org.au.

Silvana Gaglia
President

News and Announcements

Expression of Interest for new Autism West Groups

Autism West is planning to run a series of Holiday Programs for children and teens on the autism spectrum and Homework Groups for children on the autism starting this April 2015. The Holiday Programs will provide a variety of indoor/ outdoor, and centre-based/ community based activities while the Homework Groups will provide a variety of activities, however focusing on supporting children with their homework. The activities will be tailored to cater for different ages and abilities of children with ASD.

Call the Commonwealth Respite and Careline Centre to see if you can apply for funding on Ph: 1800 052 222, or contact your LAC to find out about other funding that may be applicable to you.

Click the following for the appropriate forms:
Homework Expression of Interest Form
Holiday Program Expression of Interest Form
Homework Group Flyer
School Holiday Flyer.

Sculpture By The Sea - Tactile Tours

Facilitating discovery through dialogue and touch, the Tactile Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to a new experience with contemporary sculpture. Participants will be taken on a tour through the exhibition with trained guides from the Art Gallery of Western Australia who will encourage engagement with a selection of sculptures located in accessible areas along the Cottesloe Beach precinct. The Guides also offer verbal descriptions of the sculptures during the tour to visitors who are vision impaired or blind.

These FREE tours run from 10.00am - 11.00am on certain weekdays from 10th March until 19th March 2015.

Click here to more information.

Autism Awareness Day 2015

The Telethon Kids' Institute are extremely excited to announce that the World Autism Awareness Morning Tea will be on April 2nd, 2015. The details are:
When: Thursday 2 April, 2015
Time: 9am (for a 9:30am start) to 12pm.
Where: Ascot Racecourse, first floor function room.

They have an outstanding line up of speakers this year, including a leading Australian ASD advocate (Judy Brewer-Fisher), a young man with ASD, a father of child with ASD, an employer of people with ASD, as well as the presentation of some new and exciting science. There will also be stalls from ASD service providers throughout WA.

Please come along and enjoy the celebratory atmosphere! Individuals with ASD, parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, clinicians, scientists – all in the community are welcome.

If you would like to come, please RSVP to Anna Hunt (Anna.Hunt@telethonkids.org.au or 9489 7721). If you could please let Anna know the number of people you are RSVPing for.

Click here to view the invitation.

Entertainment™ Book Fundraising

Entertainment™ Memberships are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more!

Available as a traditional Entertainment™ Book OR the new Entertainment™ Digital Membership for your Apple or Android device, your Membership gives you over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2015!

Order your new 2014/2015 Perth Entertainment™ Membership from Autism West Support Inc and 20% of your Membership purchase goes towards our fund-raising!

Click here to find out more.
Click here to order now!

Please remember to reference Autism West Support Inc when registering your 2014/2015 Entertainment™ Membership.

CSMP - Curtin Specialist Mentoring Program

Jointly funded by Autism West and Curtin University to help support students on the Autism Spectrum to realise their life potential.
Click here to view the flyer for CSMP.

Job Vacancy @ Autism West

For all the details on Job Vacancies please click here.

TOBY Playpad

TOBY Playpad is a revolutionary evidence based iPad app that was designed to support the learning needs of children with an ASD. TOBY teaches parents and carers to immediately implement therapy in the home using both on and off iPad activities. It is ideal for children on wait lists or as a tool for home practice. Autism West has partnered with Curtin and Deakin Universities to create the TOBY Playpad (TOBY).

Click here for more details.
Toby Playpad website
Click here for the information booklet

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