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 mission is to deliver quality services to young Western Australians with autism to enable them to connect successfully with others and the world around them.
In our social groups for kids and young adults aged 10 to 30, our members connect and build friendships whilst engaging in activities that interest them. They also learn new life-skills such as computer coding, public speaking, art and film-making. For instance, 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 planned, run and developed with the active involvement of our group members, and Autism West staff facilitate activities that group members agree on. These groups are great places to develop friendships while enjoying various activities, meals and excursions that they collectively plan. Currently, we offer a range of social groups tailored to the interests of our members on the autism spectrum in Marangaroo, Fremantle and Mosman Park.
Check out our Term 2, 2017 Program
We’re also here for your family.
Autism West is a place where you and your family can connect with other families 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.