Our social groups provide young individuals on the autism spectrum a place to connect and learn.
Using a strengths-based approach centred around special interest projects and diverse social groups, our overall aim is to engage and motivate participants and build feelings of self-worth.
These groups are great places to develop friendships while enjoying various activities, meals and excursions that they collectively plan, and where possible, we support the delivery of special projects such as coding, music, art and film-making.
We help our members develop:
- Social skills
- Other skills – for example coding, film making, robotics, cooking, art, digital media
- Leadership skills
- Advocacy skills
As of July 2017, we will offer a range of social groups tailored to the interests of our members on the autism spectrum in Marangaroo, Fremantle and Claremont.
Why We Do What We Do
The social and communication challenges our members face mean many of our young people experience social isolation and bullying which poses a significant mental health risk for later life, with depression being the most common diagnosis in adolescents and adults with autism.
Our approach ensures that participants are given the chance to develop their interests and abilities which have positive effects on increased social engagement, opportunities for success and increased resilience. Our special interest projects now include music visual arts, digital media and film-making. In addition, we are establishing pathways for interested individuals for further training and opportunities in the larger community.