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We are the largest specialist lifespan organisation providing an extensive range of services to adults with Autism.

Our service model is evidence-based and in line with leading national and international peer-reviewed research in the field of Autism.


Therapy Groups for Adults

Our experienced multidisciplinary therapy team, offer a range of therapy groups throughout the year. Each group focuses on specific social requirements for participants. We are currently taking expressions of interest for all our groups, with interested parties being contacted once a group becomes available for them. To register your interest, please read about our groups below and submit an expression of interest for the group which you feel is most suited to you.
 

Learn how to make and keep friends and develop relationships, with the PEERS® Program!
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is the leading research-based social skills training program for people with social challenges and has a  strong evidence base for use with young adults with Autism.

Who Should Register?

The PEERS® group suits adults, aged 18-30 years who have:

  • An Autism diagnosis
  • Good verbal communication.

Note:

  • Older participants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • NDIS Funding is required to participate
  • A social mentoring coach (e.g. parent, sibling, support worker) is also required to attend the group with the participant.

Express your Interest!

 

Explore how mindfulness can assist with self-awareness and distress tolerance with the aim of promoting relaxation and wellbeing. Participants will be supported by Allied Health professionals to trial a variety of mindfulness techniques adapted for people with Autism over 6 weeks.

Express your Interest!

Are you currently a participant in our Autism specific Disability Employment Service (DES)?
Or do you have NDIS Employment funding?
Are you looking for meaningful employment and interested in gaining skills to participate in the workforce?

Run by experienced employment consultants and allied health therapists, this informative and interactive program will focus on core areas and skills that will support you to become
employed:

  • Resume building
  • Job application skills
  • Interview skills
  • Telephone tips
  • Understanding workplace culture
  • Handling workplace feedback
  • Workplace social etiquette
  • Conversation skills

Express your Interest!

 

A group with a focus on building social skills and self-care skills around the activity of cooking. Participants will work in the kitchen as a group while learning different skills that can be applied to other areas of life. 

The Master Kitchen group would suit adults that may require support with communication. 

Express your Interest!

 

Introduction to the team

Our highly skilled and dedicated team is committed to providing quality outcomes for people with Autism and their families.  All team members take part in extensive and ongoing professional development and keep up to date with the very best in service delivery for people with Autism.

The team includes:

  • Occupational therapists;
  • Speech pathologists;
  • Clinical psychologists; and
  • Psychologists.

 

How we work with you

The person with Autism is at the centre of everything we do.  We work side-by-side with the person with Autism, their family and other supporters. Our services are provided in a range of natural environments including home, education, employment and recreation settings.

Our trans-disciplinary team approach ensures that each individual team member can draw on the strengths of therapists from different professional backgrounds to create a service that is tailored to each individual’s needs and aspirations.

One team member will be the key contact for the person with Autism and their family and will be responsible for achieving a coordinated approach to the therapy services provided.

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Individual Therapy Services

Individualised services we provide for adults with Autism include:

  • Specialist assessment of skills, strengths and needs;
  • Building skills for independence and participation in the community;
  • Building skills for independence and participation at home including self-care, meal preparation and budgeting;
  • Supporting social skills to increase understanding of the social world and develop new skills for engaging with others;
  • Developing communication skills;
  • Specialist communication assessment for assistive technology e.g. iPad and other communication devices;
  • Positive Behaviour Support to build skills and reduce behavioural difficulties that may result from anxiety, frustration or communication difficulties – click here for more information about our Positive Behaviour Support Program. 
  • Building skills to increase confidence and regulate emotions;
  • Planning for life transitions e.g. school to adult life, family home to independent or supported accommodation;
  • Equipment prescription and home modifications; and
  • Providing specialist expertise and mentoring to support staff.

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