We see incredible potential for young people with autism.
For young people to engage successfully with their community they need opportunities to build self-esteem, social skills, independence and confidence.
Our services include a range of social groups for kids and young adults aged 10 to 30 (5 to 18 in our Holiday Program), where our members connect and build friendships whilst engaging in activities that interest them. They also learn new life-skills such as coding, robotics, public speaking, art and film-making. For example, in 2016 one of our groups created a documentary!
We plan our social groups to reflect the diversity, individuality and the rights of our individual members.
Our social groups are developed, planned, and facilitated with active involvement of group members and Autism West staff.
Together, we identify interests and establish goals, planning how to achieve these together. Members then discuss and plan future sessions, which can include incursions, community outings, special guests, and special interest projects.
Our social groups are places where young people with autism connect and develop great friendships while enjoying activities, meals and excursions they collectively plan.
As of July 2017, we will be offering a range of social groups tailored to the interests of our members on the autism spectrum in Marangaroo, Fremantle and Claremont.
But we’re also here for your family.
Autism West is where you and your family can connect with other families like yours, and build your own trusted support network. You can also access our library of informational resources and educational opportunities, including our advisory services and events such as the annual Autism West Symposium.
Our partnership with Curtin and Deakin Universities has resulted in a ground-breaking new autism therapy app called TOBY (Therapy Outcomes By You), an early intervention app designed to teach parents how to easily embed autism therapy into their daily routine. The play based activities are aimed at 2-4 year old children with autism.