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 9383 6123 or email info@autismwest.org.au.

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News and Announcements

Autism West Talk Series

Professor Andrew Whitehouse from the Telethon Kids Institute will give parents and clinicians the information they need to sort fact from fiction when interpreting autism science communicated through the media.

Our next Talk Series will be on the 30th September. We hope you can join us at Autism West to learn, talk and connect.

When: Wednesday 5th August 2015
Time: 5:45-7:00 pm
Where: Autism West, 8/62 McCabe Street, Mosman Park
Cost: $10
Light refreshments provided
Limited places available, registrations close at 1.00pm on the day

Click here to view the flyer.
Click here to register.

Autism West Carers' Retreat 2015

Autism West is excited to announce the 2015 Carers Retreat applications are now open! The Autism West Carers’ Retreat is open to people who care for someone on the autism spectrum. At the retreat you have the option to network with other carers or just spend the time to relax and unwind.

The retreat will be held from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August 2015. The cost will be $70 per person plus $25 family membership fee (if you are not already an Autism West Member).

Please complete the application form and return to Autism West by 12pm on the 3rd August 2015. We will inform the successful applicants on the 5th August 2015.

Click here for the Flyer/Application Form.

Race Around Rottnest 2015

17th October 2015

Register a team for Perth’s new and exciting Adventure Race to support Autism West!
Register Adventure Race & Off Road Triathlon
Register for Olympic Distance Triathlon

Autism West has again been nominated for the Charity of Choice for the 2015 Race Around Rottnest event!

To donate click here.
Or to support Autism West by making your own fundraising page click here.

We are also in need of volunteers for this event. For more information please refer to this page.

SAVE THE DATE: The Autism West Symposium 2015

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November, Perth, WA

Featuring interstate guests, Chris Varney and Nicole Rogerson, and local luminaries Professor Andrew Whitehouse, Dr John Wray, Professor Torbjorn Falkmer and many more. Including keynote speeches, workshops and a panel discussion on education. This is an event not to be missed.

Registrations open in August.

For more information see our events page here.

Click here for details on sponsorship opportunities for the event.

Drawtism 2015

Game on! Play Drawtism for autism. Sharpen your pencils and play a game of Pictionary this winter.

Drawtism is a wonderful way to understand the communication challenges people on the autism spectrum face, while having fun and raising money for families in need.

Visit Drawtism today.
Click here to fundraise for Drawtism.
Click here to donate to Autism West and Drawtism!

Click here to fill out a Drawtism Registration Form
Click here to view the Drawtism Invitations and the Drawtism Poster for you to use

Carers Week Family Movie

To celebrate National Carers Week in 2015, Carers WA would like to invite carers to a free screening of the new movie 'Pan'!
When: Sunday 11th October 2015
Where: Innaloo Event Cinemas, 57 Liege Street, Woodlands
Time: 10:30am
Cost: FREE (Max 2 Tickets per carer)
RSVP is a must, contact the Carers WA Events Team on 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) or email events@carerswa.asn.au

Click here to view 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 begun in May 2015, and they are now looking for people for the second round of groups which 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.

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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