Welcome 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Announcements
The Autism West Symposium 2015
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November, Perth, WA
Featuring interstate guests Chris Varney, Nicole Rogerson, Helen Appleton and Dr Debra Costley, as well as a stellar line-up of local luminaries. The symposium includes keynote speeches, break-out sessions and a panel discussion, and will cover topics including education, diagnosis, the latest approaches to autism treatment, challenging behaviours and transition from teenagers to adulthood.
Registrations are now open, click here to book.
For more information see our events page here.
2015 Autism West Art Display
Autism West will display artwork created by people on the Autism Spectrum at the 2015 Telethon weekend and the 2015 Autism West Symposium. This is to celebrate the abilities of people with ASD!
The Telethon weekend is October 17-18th and the Symposium is held November 6-7th.
Form and artwork must be submitted by 12th October 2015.
Race Around Rottnest 2015
17th October 2015
Autism West has again been nominated for the Charity of Choice for the 2015 Race Around Rottnest event!
ASD Anime/Manga Art Competition
People with ASD have been invited to enter an Art Competition for the Melville-Japan Friendship Festival 2015. If you enjoy Japanese culture related art such as Manga, Anime, Fanart and so on, we invite you to submit your work to go on display at the event on October 24th.
Check out the Melville Matsuri 2015 event on Facebook.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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
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).