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Calling All Dads and Father Figures!

Join our Dads Autism Connect group to meet other dads and chat, share and support each other in a relaxed environment. With various events running throughout the year, this is a great opportunity to create a support network and become the best dad you can be!


Join us for at one of our upcoming events! 

Talk to a professional

Talk to an occupational therapist in week 2 Joondalup and Fremantle Dads MyTime groups.
Talk to a speech pathologist in week 3 Joondalup and Fremantle Dads MyTime groups.
These opportunities give you the chance to ask all of the questions you have been thinking about. These can be anything from mealtime management to positive behaviour support, and everything in between.

Pizza and Planning Sessions

We want to hear from dads of children with Autism and are running regular Pizza and Planning nights to help us to create ideas for activities and events as well as find out useful tips and resources that you would like to be developed. Join us to have your say in the future of the group, join in on some great activities or just be part of a dedicated support network constructed by like-minded people. We will share the upcoming dates as they are released, you can register your interest via the link below!

Dads Dinner

Our Dads Dinner is run once each school term and is a chance to join us and chat, share and support each other over a good meal!

Dads MyTime Groups

We now have a specific MyTime group available to dads of children with disabilities. All dads and father figures of children with a disability, aged 18 years and below, are invited to attend one of our dads MyTime groups. The groups provide a relaxed, casual atmosphere in which to chat, share and support each other. MyTime groups hosted by our Dads Support Facilitator, Ben Jones. To see the upcoming dates and locations click here or register below.


To participate in any of the events above – simply email us at Autism.Dads@autism.org.au or ‘Sign-up’ below! 

Sign up here!

 

Meet Ben

Ben facilitates our Autism Connect Dads groups. Ben is a father of twin boys, both with Autism. After attending several Parent support groups, Ben felt there should be a specific support group available to dads who may not know where to turn for support.

Ben

Resources

Are you looking for more specific information on Autism? Or useful resources?

Check out our resource library which includes a range of useful tips sheets and resources for individuals with Autism and their families! 

Click here for more!

 

Stay in the loop! 

Stay in the loop with all of our news and join our dads network now!

  • Join our Autism and Dads WA group on Facebook – Click here
  • Register to our Dads Autism Connect group email list via the button below. 

Sign up here!

 

Check out some of the pics from our recent events below! 

Your Stories

The first day of MyTime was the hardest yet most influential day of my life to date. It showed me that it was ok to be feeling as I did; I needn’t be embarrassed. Other fathers were going through the exact same thing and had been doing so for a lot longer than I. They were still able to function as adults and parents. Very, very good parents. More importantly I was exposed to a level of family cohesion that a few months prior I had convinced myself was not possible. A change that to date has increased beyond recognition.

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Father of Luke

Having a child with Autism helps me see the world from a different perspective.

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Dads Autism Connect Father

"Be the person you needed when you were younger.”

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Robert, father of a child with Autism
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