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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, 24th Jul

Q&A with an Occupational Therapist

Joondalup

9:30am – 11:30am

Sat, 14th Aug

Early Days My Child and Autism for Dads

Subiaco 

9.30am – 2.30am 

Sat, 11th Sep

Q&A with a Speech Pathologist

East Fremantle

9:30am – 11:30am

Thur, 16th Sep

Positive Fathering – Daily Skills for Life Hosted by the Fathering Project

Shenton Park 

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Fri, 8th Oct

End of Term 3 Celebration

Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

6.30pm onwards

Sat, 16th Oct

Q&A with a Psychologist

Joondalup

9:30am – 11:30am

Sat, 13th Nov

MyTime Early Days Progression to School 

Joondalup 

9.30am – 11.30am

Sat, 20th Nov

Q&A with an Occupational Therapist

East Fremantle

9:30am – 11:30am

Thurs, 25th Nov

Fathering  Information for the Future

Shenton Park

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Sat, 10th Dec

Dads Autism Connect Morning Family BBQ

Jo Wheatley All Abilities Play Space Dalkeith

9:30am – 11:30am

 

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.

Early Days My Child and Autism for Dads

This session will be run specifically for men, by male facilitators, to foster open and honest discussion. It will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • What ASD looks like for your child and your family.
  • How you can make a difference.
  • Navigating Early Intervention and funding options. 

Click here to register


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.

 

MyTime Early Days Progression to School

This workshop will be run alongside the MyTime Dads Parent Group and will cover: 

  • What is social interaction?
  • Benefits of play.
  • Ways to support social interactions and play skills.

Click here to register

 

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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