The Autism Early Childhood Champions Project supported over 150 early childhood education and care services with training and support to break down barriers to inclusion and create positive outcomes for children with Autism in early childhood settings.
While the project has concluded, families and early childhood education and care professionals can now access a range of resources created for the project. This project was developed in partnership with the WA Inclusion Agency and was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
You can download the following resources to help support children with Autism in early childhood settings.
You can download the following resources to help you communicate with early childhood education and care services.
You can watch our Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings video series below to gain more understanding and strategies to help promote inclusion and positive outcomes for children with Autism.
There are a number of factors that can impact finding a suitable service for your child. The below list of questions may help you when choosing an Early Childhood Service for your child and guide your initial discussion with services:
Please note: This list should act as a guide only and not a direct recommendation.
See below for a list of services that completed training as part of the Autism Early Childhood Champions Project!
For two days, I attended a training session conducted by Autism Western Australia. It was a remarkable, satisfying and memorable experience from the beginning to its end.Read more
My experience with the information and training provided was very positive, providing a bigger understanding and picture of Autism and strategies to support and help people with ASD.Read more
We have 5 children in our Centre who we believe have ASD. It’s so “relieving” to hear such simple, achievable measures can help.Read more
The information and support given to our service will be invaluable to take back and teach our educators how to better meet the needs of our Autistic children and will definitely allow us as a service to improve the quality of life not just for our Autistic children but all children in the service.Read more
This project has been a huge eye opener for me. I am so excited to spread the word and help Educators, families and children become more Autism Aware. I am confident now in my knowledge and supporting families through various processes.Read more
20 years in the sector and this is by far the best, most useful training I have ever attended. The benefits to my day to day, and how approach inclusion are huge.Read more
Wow, what a learning experience. So much to take in and implement. It has made me open my eyes to true inclusion and what I can do to make our environment a better place for all.Read more
The Autism Champion project has genuinely saved our team from burn out and break down. We now have happy, settled children and educators.Read more
I have gained so much practical knowledge through these training days and the consultations within the service. We are able to use the strategies for the children and families and provide more inclusive support for the community of learners. The educational materials provided give a great insight on how autism affects people at different ages and how we can give children the best possible start.Read more
For more information on these resources, please contact the Inclusion Support team at the Autism Association of Western Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and support, educators and early childhood education and care services can reach out to the WA Inclusion Agency directly via their website to ensure all children in are authentically included in their service.
During the duration of the Autism Champions Project, the services listed below completed Autism Early Childhood Champions training:
|Care For Kids Morley|
|Goodstart Early Learning Joondalup|
|Hamersley Keiki Early Learning|
|Hull Park Early Learning Centre|
|JellyBeans Childcare – Belmont|
|Liwara Catholic Outside School Hours Care|
|Mercy Care Ballajura|
|Mulberry Tree Scarborough|
|Mulberry Tree Scarborough|
|Nido Early Learning School Bassendean|
|Nido Early School Hocking|
|OSHClub John Butler|
|OSHClub Malvern Springs|
|Petals Early Learning Centre|
|Sagewood Early Learning Dayton|
|St Simon Peter Early Learning _ Ocean Reef|
|Sudbury House Early Learning Centre|
|Zig Zags OSHC Beldon|
|Bright Sparks ELC|
|Canning Vale School of Early Learning|
|Eco Early Learning|
|Great Beginnings Applecross|
|Jump Carey Early Development|
|Kids HQ Jacaranda|
|Midvale Early Childhood Parenting Centre|
|Milestones OSHC Kalamunda|
|Nido Early Learning Centre|
|OSH Club East Victoria Park|
|OSH Club Parkwood|
|OSH Club South Perth|
|OSH Club St Vincents|
|Piney Lakes Childcare|
|Sparrow Early Learning High Wycombe|
|Sparrow South Lake|
|Sparx Early Learning Centre|
|Sunshine Childcare Shoalwater|