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What support is available for parents?

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


Picture of coffeeThese groups welcome parents of children with a disability aged up to 16 years of age in a friendly, respectful and confidential atmosphere. Parents attending often have much in common, and can talk openly about their children’s challenges and triumphs.

Our coffee groups offer the opportunity to:

  • Meet with other parents and share experience
  • Talk to our experienced staff for advice and strategies
  • Discuss services and supports available
  • Opportunities for guest speakers

Parents are welcome to bring along children under the age of 6 years old – they will be supervised by our experienced play leaders. Alternately you can come without the children.

For more information on MyTime dates for Term 1, 2018 and Infobites sessions please download the flyer below or contact our friendly team at: firststeps@autism.org.au 

Download MyTime Flyer Term 2, 2018

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.

- Parent

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.

- Parent

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.

- Parent

Registrations are not required and parents can attend at the times and locations outlined below:

Location Days Times

Joondalup

Joondalup Family Centre
25 Jolstra Crescent, Joondalup

Mondays

30 April − 25 June 2018

9.30-11.30am

Ellenbrook

Swan Valley Anglican Community School
50 Swanleigh Pde, Aveley

Tuesdays

1 May − 26 June 2018

9.30-11.30am

East Fremantle

Autism Association of WA
217 Canning Hwy, East Fremantle

Wednesdays

2 May − 27 June 2018

9.30-11.30am

Inglewood

St Peter’s Church
93 Wood St, Inglewood

Thursdays

3 May − 28 June 2018

9.30-11.30am

Floreat

Uniting Church Community Hall
50 Berkeley Crescent, Floreat

Thursdays

3 May− 28 June 2018

9.30-11.30am

Calista

Child and Parent Centre Calista
Harlow Road (closest corner Gilmore Av), Calista

Fridays

4 May − 29 June 2018

9.30-11.30am
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