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 well being of our clients are of the utmost importance to us. We have put together a team who are meeting daily 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.
All our services are in operation and we closely monitor them to ensure standards of hygiene and safe practices in the community, home and other venues.
Staying in touch:
As any new information comes to hand, we will be updating you. In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or if you would like to provide us with feedback. We are all going through this together and we will do everything that we can to support you at this time.
As a precautionary measure to minimise the risk of viral transmission, we ask that you advise us of the following prior to accessing services:
If you or your family has been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results.
If you or your family have been advised by public health authorities that you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
If you or your family member has a cold, or are experiencing flu-like symptoms (cough, runny nose, sneezing and/or fever), it is advisable to stay at home until the illness passes, and seek advice from your medical practitioner
We have put in place robust reporting and return to work requirements for our staff travelling overseas. These measures are also intended to safeguard all our clients.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your Coordinator or Key Therapist.
Where do I get more information?
You could 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 impacts in our areas: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
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!
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/