As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Autism West has suspended face to face services for now to ensure the health and wellbeing of all in our community.
After consultation with our social group participants, Autism West is delighted to announce the launch of our virtual social groups on Wednesday 1 April! These groups will be facilitated by our current group leaders, maintaining continuity for participants, employment for our valued staff, as well as an opportunity for new participants to join in. If you wish to enrol, or enquire about our social groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any enquiries about other services, please email email@example.com.
Our Telethon Holiday Makers Program, held at our centre in Fremantle, is a great introduction to Autism West and our social groups!
We aim to offer a range of activities based on the special interests our participants have identified, which creates a natural social environment where participants have the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and have some new fun experiences along the way!
The Telethon Holiday Makers Program is run by a range of professionals, such as teachers and support workers with autism experience.
What happens if I can’t attend?
Please read our Cancellation Policy for details.
Our holiday program benefits families by providing:
- Peace of mind knowing there are suitable and fitting holiday activitiies for children
- A safe and nurturing place for participants amongst like minded individuals
- Social interaction opportunities
- Quality time to spend with the remainder of the family
- The Telethon Holiday Makers Program qualifies for NDIS and CRCC funding
- A rebate may be available to those who self-fund the program.
The program runs from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays, and morning and afternoon tea are provided, however we ask that parents provide a packed lunch for the morning or full day session.
For more information about the next school holiday program, call us on 08 9431 2111 or email THMP Coordinator, Phillip Shedden, at PShedden@autismwest.org.au.
“We were so appreciative of your holiday program as it was a wonderful opportunity for [our daughter] to socialise and experience fun and stimulating activities in a safe and supportive environment.
It also gave us a rare opportunity for respite as school holidays are a stressful time for [our daughter] and the family.”
“I am very grateful that [my son] gets this chance to interact with other children over the holidays especially since he doesn’t get invited by his school peers. I am also grateful that his younger brother and I also get a chance to spend quality time together during that time. Thank you for all that you and the team at AW do.”
Here’s a snippet from our April 2017 program.
Thanks to Telethon for their continued support of this invaluable program.