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Our Community Inclusion program has been developed to ensure all people with Autism are able to participate in recreational, leisure, and community events. We work with families, individuals with Autism, as well as community organisations and businesses to increase opportunities and inclusion in the community for all.

Our Community Inclusion program supports families and individuals with Autism by:

  • Providing information about accessible programs in the community
  • Facilitating special sensory events
  • Providing resources and information to prepare for visiting community events and organisations

We also work with various community organisations and businesses to:

  • Upskill staff through Autism-specific training and coaching
  • Support in making appropriate accommodations and adaptions to facilitate inclusion and participation in their programs and facilities
  • Provide ongoing consultation, support, resources and information to increase access and inclusion for all 

This project is part of the WA State Disability Strategy 2020-2030 and is made possible with the support of the Department of Communities.

You can find out more about this program by clicking on the tabs below. You’ll be able to find resources, social stories, news & events, as well as information regarding how to get involved. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via Inclusive.Communities@autism.org.au.


Resources for Places in the Community

Are you looking for an activity or event in your community?

We have supported many local businesses and organisations through training, resource development, and direct consultation. Check out the range of resources we have developed to support you with visiting these local venues and events. 


Quiz Night

Places to Visit in the Community

Thank you to the following inclusive venues, collaborators and partners who are committed to supporting individuals with Autism and their families in the community and providing inclusive environments for all.

Hear from the Community!

Thank you again Autism Association for holding such a fun event. These outings are such a treat for our kids, to be surrounded by understanding, accepting and likeminded people.

We had an absolute blast, the boys loved it! We are so grateful for these events. I posted a few snippets on my Instagram and had so many friends tell us how lucky we are. Thank you again, we cannot wait for the next event!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and everyone who helped organise the Sensitive Santa. We were lucky enough to get a cancellation spot at Cockburn a couple of weekends ago, it was wonderful! My 2 children absolutely loved it. My son, who is Autistic, enjoyed the whole experience without a single meltdown or getting overwhelmed, he was comfortable and even engaged with Santa. I haven’t been able to take him into a shop for quite some time as it has always ended badly. It was just so incredibly nice to enjoy this peaceful moment with my family. So, a huge thank you!

This was a great opportunity for our family to access this activity that we wouldn’t have attempted otherwise.

Knowing staff were knowledgeable and the compassion that they showed, made the event so successful and one that we will look forward to again.

Thank you for organising this for our family! It makes our yearly Santa photo a great experience for our children that otherwise would not cope with the busy shopping centre to have a photo.

In a standard session, I’d be so anxious and on constant high alert waiting for something to go wrong, so we just don’t go to these places. It was so nice to enjoy this type of activity with such incredible hands-on support from everyone there. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We take our daughter every year and she loves it. We can’t thank you enough for organising this for our kids.

Wonderful sensory Santa session on the weekend! Thanks to everyone involved in making sure that we, and others, had such an amazing time and a super enjoyable experience. We really appreciate it.

News & Updates

Sensory Room at Optus Stadium!
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April was packed with Science, Learning, and a Creative Splash!
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Sensitive Santa Brings the Gift of Joy!
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Creating Inclusive Communities!
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Underwater Adventure at AQWA
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Sensitive Santa
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Quiz Night
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Sensory Session Adventures
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Autism Month
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Exploring the Art Gallery of WA
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Autism in the Arts
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Wings for Autism
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This project is part of the ‘A Western Australia for Everyone’: State Disability Strategy 2020-2030 and is made possible by the Department of Communities.

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