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.
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.
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.
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/
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/