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Calling All Dads and Father Figures!

Join our Dads Autism Connect group to meet other dads of children with Autism of all ages and chat, share and support each other.

There are a range of events running throughout the year, providing a great opportunity to create a support network and become the best dad you can be!


Join us for at one of our upcoming events!

Date Event  Location  Time
Sat, 15th May  Q&A with a Speech Pathologist Joondalup  9.30am to 11.30am
Thurs, 20th May  An Evening with the Fathering Project  Subiaco, Hay St  6.00pm to 8.00pm
Sat, 12th Jun  Q&A with a Psychologist East Fremantle  9.30am to 11.30am 
Thurs, 1st Jul Dads Dinner Albion Hotel, Cottesloe 6.30pm onwards

 

Q&A with a Psychologist

Facilitated during one of the dads specific MyTime sessions, this Q&A covers the kinds of 

services and supports that psychologists can provide. Topics may include:

  • Positive Behaviour Supports
  • Mental health services in WA
  • Social and emotional development
  • Parenting and relationships
  • Emotional regulation skills

Q&A with an Occupational Therapist

Facilitated during one of the dads specific MyTime sessions, this Q&A encompasses supporting your child’s engagement in meaningful activities. Supports typically include:

  • Daily living skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Improved quality of life
  • Emotional regulation

Q&A with an Speech Pathologist

Facilitated during one of the dads specific MyTime sessions, this Q&A encompasses supporting the development of your child’s communication. Supports typically include:

  • Expressive and receptive language skills
  • Early literacy 
  • Play skills
  • Visual supports
  • AAC

Dads Dinner

Our Dads Dinner is run once each school term and is a chance to join us and chat, share and support each other over a good meal! 

There is no cost to attend. Food and drink will be available to purchase.

Register your attendance using the form below.


Dads MyTime Groups

We now have a specific MyTime group available to dads of children with disabilities. All dads and father figures of children with a disability, of all ages, 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.

MyTime groups hosted by our Dads Support Facilitators James Price (Joondalup) and Robert Bruno (East Fremantle).To see the upcoming dates and locations click here or register below.

 

An Evening with the Fathering Project

This Fathering Project event is an informal yet informative discussion for dads, step dads, and father-figures.

It will provide information about the important role of dads, how to foster strong and positive relationships with your children, how to navigate the journey of fatherhood, and what The Fathering Project is all about.

 

Register to attend an event

 

Our Parent Support Facilitators, James and Robert are here to support you, answer questions, and provide information on the events and Dads Autism Connect group. Email them at Autism.dads@autism.org.au to get in touch.

 

Stay in the loop! 

Stay in the loop with all of our news and join our dads network now!

  • Join our Autism and Dads WA group on Facebook – Click here
  • Register to our Dads Autism Connect group email list via the button below. 

Sign up here!

 

Check out some of the pics from our recent events below! 

Your Stories

The first day of MyTime was the hardest yet most influential day of my life to date. It showed me that it was ok to be feeling as I did; I needn’t be embarrassed. Other fathers were going through the exact same thing and had been doing so for a lot longer than I. They were still able to function as adults and parents. Very, very good parents. More importantly I was exposed to a level of family cohesion that a few months prior I had convinced myself was not possible. A change that to date has increased beyond recognition.

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Father of Luke

Having a child with Autism helps me see the world from a different perspective.

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"Be the person you needed when you were younger.”

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Robert, father of a child with Autism
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