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.

Silvana Gaglia
President

News and Announcements

Autism West Talk Series

Our next Talk Series event is planned for 5th August with Professor Andrew Whitehouse.

Further details including the flyer and registration link will be sent out in July! We hope you can join us at Autism West to learn, talk and connect.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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