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Our team run parent coffee groups across a number of locations.


Parent support groups

Join us for a chat, a cup of tea and some downtime – at no cost! Bring your children, or come alone! All parents of children with a disability aged below 18 years are welcome. Play leaders will be available to supervise children aged 6 and under.

Parent groups are held at various locations across Perth:

 

Group

Dates

Time

Joondalup 

Joondalup Family Centre, 25 Jolstra Crescent

Mondays

20th July to 21st September 2020

9:30am to 11:30am 

Gosnells

Autism Association of WA – Gosnells, 2232 Albany Highway

Mondays 

20th July to 21st September 2020

9.30am to 11.30am

Ellenbrook – ONLINE ONLY

Email peggy.anly@autism.org.au to join.

Wednesdays

29th July to 23rd September 2020

9.30am to 11.30am

Floreat – ONLINE ONLY

Email peggy.anly@autism.org.au to join.

Thursdays 

23rd July to 24th September 2020

9.30am to 11.30am

Morley 

Carramar Community Centre, 23c Redgum Way, Morley

Thursdays 

23rd July to 24th September 2020

9.30am to 11.30am

Fremantle 

Autism Association of WA, 217 Canning Highway 

Fridays

24th July to 25th September

9.30am to 11.30am 

To register for a parent support session online, please contact Peggy Anly on: Peggy.Anly@autism.org.au


Dads MyTime 

We now have a specific MyTime group available to dads of children with disabilities. All dads/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 to be the best dad you can be.

These sessions are run at the below times and locations:

Group

Dates

Time

Joondalup

Autism Association of WA – Joondalup, 9/210 Winton Rd, Joondalup

Saturdays

25th July to 26th September

9:30am – 11:30am 

East Fremantle 

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway, East Fremantle

Saturdays

25th July to 26th September

1:30pm – 3:30pm 

Ben facilitates our Dads MyTime sessions. 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. To register for a dads MyTime session, please contact Ben at autism.dads@autism.org.au

Your Stories

As a parent who was just confronted with my child’s diagnosis, I was so stressed and upset. This group has given me lots of empathy and great information.

Peggy herself is such a passionate and lovely person who has enthusiasm to help other parents with making a relaxing time and providing different information. I’m so happy to be going to the group.

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I’ve attended the MyTime sessions in Joondalup for the last 4 months and I can’t thank Peggy enough for all the support she guidance she has provided in that time. Both my kids are on the spectrum and prior to attending MyTime I felt very alone and isolated. Peggy made me feel very welcome and she is always there to offer advice, comfort and reassurance. She is such an asset to the Autism Association.

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From the first moment Peggy has supported me, answered all my questions and showed genuine love and concern toward myself and my children who both have Autism. Through her own experiences Peggy has the ability to have empathy for parents and children who travel this journey. Thank you also to our play leaders who have true connection with our precious ones and are always quick to support us. I would be lost without this group.

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