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Keeping you Safe: COVID-19 Updates

The Autism Association is here to support you and your family at this challenging time. The health and welfare of individuals with Autism, their family and carers, is at the forefront of our minds in every decision we make.

Please be assured that the health and wellbeing of our clients are of the utmost importance to us. We have a team who are meeting regularly to review new information and advice on COVID-19 and to make decisions on the best way to support our clients at this time. Decisions that we make will be based on information provided by the Western Australian Department of Health, and the Australian Government.

Latest Updates

Services and other information

Following the announcement this week please see below update for supports and services during the current lockdown in Perth and Peel regions. 

–  All community-based services will have restrictions in place as advised by the Government, however essential services and supports will be available during the lockdown. Your Coordinator will be in contact to discuss essential supports during this time.

–  All Shared and Individual Living services will continue to operate as normal subject to the recommendations provided by the State Government and with health and safety guidelines in place. As per Government direction, unfortunately you will not be able to visit your family during this period however, visits can be arranged to family homes. 

–  Early Intervention Centres will remain open with health and safety guidelines in place.

–  School Age and Adult Therapy supports will have Teletherapy options available. Please contact your Therapist to arrange these supports.

Our Staff:

We have put in place robust reporting and work requirements for our staff. These measures are also intended to safeguard all our clients.


If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your Coordinator or Therapist who is your key contact.

Where do I get more information?

You can call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080; or we also encourage you to visit WA State Government’s Health website for the latest information about the COVID-19 virus and its current impacts in your area.  


Resources for Download


Our wonderful team of therapists are busily preparing and collating great resources that can support our clients and families across the pandemic.

Therapists can provide customised home therapy packs for their clients that include visual supports, tips sheets, activities and more! Chat to your Key Therapist today!

Not accessing services with us? Contact our Autism Advisory service on (08) 9489 8900. 

In the meantime, the following resources are available to download with more coming soon! 

Useful Websites

Our Therapists have identified the following websites that may prove useful to Families at this time: 

Federal Department of Health:

Health is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Our information provides daily updates, answering your questions about the latest news, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers: https://www.health.gov.au/

A collection of coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign resources for the general public can be found here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-campaign-resources


Check this page regularly for the latest information on the response to coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus

WA Disability Services – WA Dept. of Communities

Information for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants and providers through COVID-19: https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19/disability-services-covid-19/

Department of Social Services

The Disability Information Helpline provides information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/information-and-referrals-for-people-with-disability-and-their-supporters-about-coronavirus-covid-19

WA Department of Health

Updates as new information becomes available:  https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

WA Covid19 Clinics: https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/COVID-clinics

World Health Organisation

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Department of Education

All Western Australian public schools are being supported by the Department of Education to implement a plan in relation to COVID-19. Information for Parents can be found here: https://www.education.wa.edu.au/coronavirus-school-update

Positive Partnerships

Online learning modules and webinars that cover a wide range of autism-related topics. Free and available at your convenience: https://www.positivepartnerships.com.au/

Raising Children Network

Find information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and protective hygiene, plus tips to help you and your family cope: https://raisingchildren.net.au/guides/coronavirus-covid-19-guide

Head to Health

Head to Health is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic. https://headtohealth.gov.au/covid-19-support/covid-19

Student Wellbeing Hub

Find topics and student learning resources on things like dealing with bullying, how to be smart online, and lots more. You can also find games, videos and websites just for you: https://studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/students/

Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM

Strategies to support individuals with ASD through uncertain times: https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/supporting-individuals-autism-through-uncertain-times

Every Australian Counts

Information about coronavirus – or COVID-19 is changing every day – and information can be hard to find. This website has collated a range of information into one place for people with disability, their families and carers: https://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/ndis-coronavirus-resources/

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