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Our team run parent coffee groups across a number of locations.


Parent support groups

Join us for a chat, a cup of tea and some downtime – at no cost! Bring your children, or come alone! All parents of children with a disability aged below 18 years are welcome. Play leaders will be available to supervise children aged 6 and under.

Parent groups are held at various locations across Perth:

Group

Dates

Time

Joondalup 

Joondalup Family Centre, 25 Jolstra Crescent

Mondays

11 October 2021 to 6 December 2021

9:30am to 11:30am 

Gosnells

Autism Association of WA – Gosnells, 2232 Albany Highway

Mondays 

11 October to 6 December 2021

9.30am to 11.30am

Morley 

Morley Recreational Centre, Cnr Wellington Road and Mangini Street, Morley

 

Tuesdays

12 October to 7 December 2021

 

9.30am to 11.30am

Ellenbrook

Due to venue accessibility this group will be available online, via Zoom in Term 4. Email peggly.anly@autism.org.au for more information. 

Wednesdays

13 October to 8 December 2021

9.30am to 11.30am

Floreat

United Anglican Church, 50 Berkeley Crescent, Floreat

Thursdays 

14 October to 9 December 2021

9.30am to 11.30am

Fremantle 

Autism Association of WA, 217 Canning Highway 

Fridays

15 October to 10 December 2021

9.30am to 11.30am 

 

Dads MyTime 

We now have a specific MyTime group available to dads of children with disabilities. 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 to be the best dad you can be.

These sessions are run at the below times and locations:

Group

Dates

Time

Joondalup

Autism Association of WA – Joondalup, 9/210 Winton Rd, Joondalup

Saturdays

16 October to 11 December 2021

9:30am – 11:30am 

East Fremantle 

Autism Association of WA – East Fremantle, 217 Canning Highway, East Fremantle

Saturdays

16 October to 11 December 2021

9:30am – 11:30am 

To register your interest in attending our MyTime Dads groups, please email us at autism.dads@autism.org.au

Your Stories

As a parent who was just confronted with my child’s diagnosis, I was so stressed and upset. This group has given me lots of empathy and great information.

Peggy herself is such a passionate and lovely person who has enthusiasm to help other parents with making a relaxing time and providing different information. I’m so happy to be going to the group.

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I’ve attended the MyTime sessions in Joondalup for the last 4 months and I can’t thank Peggy enough for all the support she guidance she has provided in that time. Both my kids are on the spectrum and prior to attending MyTime I felt very alone and isolated. Peggy made me feel very welcome and she is always there to offer advice, comfort and reassurance. She is such an asset to the Autism Association.

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From the first moment Peggy has supported me, answered all my questions and showed genuine love and concern toward myself and my children who both have Autism. Through her own experiences Peggy has the ability to have empathy for parents and children who travel this journey. Thank you also to our play leaders who have true connection with our precious ones and are always quick to support us. I would be lost without this group.

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