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 2015. 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

Special Autism West Screening

Autism West has organised a fund raising night showing the recently released movie “X + Y”.

X + Y is a heart-warming and life-affirming story that follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between an Autistic student and teacher - whose roles are often reversed - and the unfathomable experience of first love - even when you don't understand what love is.

X +Y honestly explores the challenges that a highly intelligent boy on the Autism spectrum deals with every day as he seeks to compete for The United Kingdom in the World Mathematics Olympiad.

This is a truly uplifting movie and Autism West would love you to join us at a special screening at Luna Cinema in Essex Street Fremantle on Thursday 14 May.

All the details of the event are set out below. The cinema only holds 100 so get in quick!!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Click here for the flyer

HBF Run for a Reason 2015

The community can raise funds for Autism West through the HBF Run for a Reason event by following this link!

Flow Perth assisting TOBY Playpad

The Autism West and TOBY Playpad team are extremely grateful to the wonderful Richard McAllister, coordinator of Flow Perth, and his entire team, for their enthusiasm and support to help us improve our TOBY app.

Flow Perth, which is sponsored by BankWest, provides cutting-edge technology solutions to charities, in order to offer a unique way of giving back to the community. Flow Perth members volunteer their time and expertise by way of a two day coding marathon to help charities achieve better outcomes, with the value of the weekend estimated at around $80,000-$100,000.

We are really looking forward to this weekend on 17-19th April.

Click here to see the Startup News article.

2015 Autism World Awareness Month Art Exhibition

View artwork by people on the autism spectrum to help celebrate autism world awareness month 2015. Kindly supported by Kathy Ziatas Speech Pathology and Victoria Park Centre for the Arts.

Venue: Victoria Park Centre of the Arts
Address: 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park WA 6101
Open: 10am-4pm on weekdays from Mon 13th of April to Wed 22nd of April.
Admission is by a gold coin donation. All proceeds go to Autism West.

Click here for the flyer.

Free Anxiety Groups at UWA and Curtin for Children with ASD

UWA and Curtin will be offering free anxiety therapy groups for children aged 8 to 12 years with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and high levels of anxiety. These groups will be conducted as part of a joint research project between Autism CRC, UWA, Curtin University and the Telethon Kids Institute.

The first round of groups is scheduled to begin on Saturday 2nd May 2015, while the second round (waitlist) of groups is scheduled to begin on Saturday 25th July 2015.

If your child meets the criteria stated on the flyer and you may be interested in participating in the study, please contact Adelln Sng on adelln.sng@uwa.edu.au or phone 6488 2644 to receive more information about the project and what will be involved for you, your child, and your child’s school. Please do not hesitate to contact Adelln if you have any questions about the project.

Click here to view the flyer that provides brief detail about the study.

AMPitup - Children and Adolescents with Movement Difficulties

The University of Notre Dame Australia offers an exercise-based program for adolescents with movement difficulties. This program is designed for youth with poor coordination, who experience difficulty learning and performing many daily tasks and the skills needed to play the games and sports enjoyed by their peers.

Click here for more details.

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.

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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