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 Art Day

Autism West, with support from DADAA, is holding an art day for kids and young adults on the autism spectrum. Come along and create collaborative artworks, which we will then display at Autism West. The class will be run by professional artists.

Where: The J-Shed at Bathers' Beach, Fremantle
When: 9.30am to 12.00pm Saturday, 20th June 2015
What to Wear and Bring: Wear old clothes or bring an art smock, and bring your own water bottle and morning tea. Art supplies provided.
Cost: $25.00

If your child requires a carer, we ask that their carer attend with them.

To register contact Autism West on 9383 6123 or email info@autismwest.org.au.

Click here to view 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!

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.

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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