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

The Orange Seed Project 2014 – Top 10 Finalists

Autism West is one of the lucky (and honoured) finalists in this years The Orange Seed Project!

Voting for The Orange Seed Project is now closed and the results will be announced soon!

The winner will receive over $100,000 in marketing services with a cash component.

The Orange Seed Project’s official website.
The Orange Seed Project’s Twitter page.
The Orange Seed Project’s Facebook page.

The Australian Autism Biobank

THE AUSTRALIAN AUTISM BIOBANK: Seeking Participants

The Australian Autism Biobank is a national research project led by Prof. Andrew Whitehouse, that aims to collect detailed information on children diagnosed with Autism. This information will be used by autism researchers to help understand the reasons why autism occurs.

If you have a child diagnosed with Autism, and would like more information about this study please contact:
Ms Alexis Rene on (08) 9489 7927 or alexis.rene@telethonkids.org.au.

Funding for this project is provided by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC).

For more information about the Autism CRC click here.

Click here to view the information sheet.

Convicts for a Cause

Convicts for a Cause is a unique fundraising event jointly organised by the Rotary Clubs of Perth and Mt Lawley, Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia and Autism West.

Participants in the event opt to be “locked up” in Fremantle Prison and must raise a minimum of $500 to post bail and be released. Participants can raise their bail money in advance conveniently via our online fundraising website, or they can raise their bail money on the night by calling their contacts who donate money.

The event will be held on Saturday the 15th of November 2014 at the Fremantle Prison from 7pm till 11pm. The theme for this year is superheroes (and villains!).

For more up to date details you can click here for the Convicts for a Cause website or visit our event page.

Australian Austism Spectrum Disorder – Educational Needs Analysis

Introducing an exciting, nationwide project from the Autism Cooperative Research Centre: the Australian ASD-Educational Needs Analysis (ASD-ENA). This project is investigating the educational needs of children with an ASD aged 5 – 18 years, as perceived by members of five different family and professional groups including parents, school principals, classroom teachers and teacher aides:

Click here for the flyer which has a direct link to the survey at Surveymonkey. Alternatively, the survey can be accessed via the Autism CRC website.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a national discussion about the educational needs for students with an ASD in Australia. Any queries please direct to Dr. Keely Harper-Hill on (07) 3138 3016 or email keely.harperhill@qut.edu.au.

2015 Variety Scholarships

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Variety Scholarships.

The Variety Scholarships recognise the inspirational talents of Western Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Applications are now open to young people who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Please help support deserving young people by nominating someone or promoting the Scholarships within your school or organisation.

For more information, or to apply using the new online application form, please click here.

Online applications close at midnight on Friday, 12th December 2014.

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

The TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By YOU) Clinical Trial is in the final recruitment phase. The deadline for any new participants coming into the trial is 31st of October.

TOBY Trial Ad

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