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 2014. 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

Office Closure over Holidays

The Autism West office will be closed from 20th December 2014 till 7th January 2015. Groups however will still run as scheduled.

We will also have limited hours as follows:
16th December – 9am – 1pm
18th December – 9am – 1pm
19th December – 9.30am – 2pm

If you require urgent support, please call the Autism Hotline on 1300 222 777 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Email our office, info@autismwest.org.au and we will be in touch with you once normal office hours resume.

Autism Awareness Day 2015

‘Save the date’ for the 2015 World Autism Day morning tea, which will be co-run by the Telethon Kids Institute research team and the Rotary Club of Scarborough.

Last year’s morning tea was a huge success, with over 300 people from the WA autism community (including families, clinicians and researchers) coming together for a morning of presentations, networking and fun. The 2015 event promises to be bigger and better!

If you are interested in attending, could you please email Anna Hunt (Anna.Hunt@telethonkids.org.au) and include the number of people who would like to come. People with autism, parents and families, clinicians, service providers and researchers are all welcome!

Click here to view the flyer.

The Australian Autism Biobank

THE AUSTRALIAN AUTISM BIOBANK: Seeking Participants

The Australian Autism Biobank is a national research project led by Prof. Andrew Whitehouse, that aims to collect detailed information on children diagnosed with Autism. This information will be used by autism researchers to help understand the reasons why autism occurs.

If you have a child diagnosed with Autism, and would like more information about this study please contact:
Ms Alexis Rene on (08) 9489 7927 or alexis.rene@telethonkids.org.au.

Funding for this project is provided by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC).

For more information about the Autism CRC click here.

Click here to view the information sheet.

Australian Austism Spectrum Disorder – Educational Needs Analysis

Introducing an exciting, nationwide project from the Autism Cooperative Research Centre: the Australian ASD-Educational Needs Analysis (ASD-ENA). This project is investigating the educational needs of children with an ASD aged 5 – 18 years, as perceived by members of five different family and professional groups including parents, school principals, classroom teachers and teacher aides:

Click here for the flyer which has a direct link to the survey at Surveymonkey. Alternatively, the survey can be accessed via the Autism CRC website.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to a national discussion about the educational needs for students with an ASD in Australia. Any queries please direct to Dr. Keely Harper-Hill on (07) 3138 3016 or email keely.harperhill@qut.edu.au.

2015 Variety Scholarships

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Variety Scholarships.

The Variety Scholarships recognise the inspirational talents of Western Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Applications are now open to young people who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

Please help support deserving young people by nominating someone or promoting the Scholarships within your school or organisation.

For more information, or to apply using the new online application form, please click here.

Online applications close at midnight on Friday, 12th December 2014.

Entertainment™ Book Fundraising

Entertainment™ Memberships are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more!

Available as a traditional Entertainment™ Book OR the new Entertainment™ Digital Membership for your Apple or Android device, your Membership gives you over $20,000 worth of valuable offers valid through to 1 June 2015!

Order your new 2014/2015 Perth Entertainment™ Membership from Autism West Support Inc and 20% of your Membership purchase goes towards our fund-raising!

Click here to find out more.
Click here to order now!

Please remember to reference Autism West Support Inc when registering your 2014/2015 Entertainment™ Membership.

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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