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October 2020 School Holiday Groups

As we get into the swing of things for Term 3 2020, our team of therapist are planning some exciting activities for the October school holidays! Check them out below! 

Click on each heading for more information. 

During this 5 day sports program participants will have the opportunity to try a number of different sports. Alongside this we will also support participants to link in with local community sports programs based on their academy experiences.

The Sports Academy will be facilitated by our Therapy Team in addition to volunteer specialist sports coaches.

  • Where: To be confirmed closer to the date and based on expression of interest
  • When: Monday 5th October – Friday 9th October 2020
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Who: Teens with a diagnosis of ASD, aged 12 – 16 years
  • NO COST to attend!

Interested? 

Click here to complete an Expression of Interest Form

 

Join us for a fun filled morning of Lego based activities run by our Therapists and Therapy Assistants at the Autism Association of Western Australia. Children will have the opportunity to:

  • Build new friendships!
  • Improve their social interactions!
  • Practice their problem solving skills!
  • Show off their creative skills!

Group details as follows:

Location Date and timeCostAge Group

Fremantle

Autism Association of WA – East fremantle, 217 Canning Hwy, East Fremantle

Monday, 5th October

9.00am to 12.00pm

Up to $193.99

(Group costs may vary slightly based on support ratios but will not exceed $193.99)

For children aged 7-10 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Gosnells

Lotteries House – 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells

Monday, 5th October

9.00am to 12.00pm

Joondalup

Autism Association of WA – Joondalup, 13/210 Winton Rd, Joondalup

Tuesday, 6th October

9.00am to 12.00pm

Baldivis

Mary Davies Library, 17 Settlers Ave, Baldivis

Tuesday, 6th October

9.00am to 12.00pm

*If you currently receive Therapy Services with Autism Association, you might be able to use your funding to pay for this group. Please speak to your Therapist or email groups@autism.org.au

Interested? 

Click here to complete an Expression of Interest Form

 

Join us for a fun computer coding and gaming session run by Therapists and Therapy Assistants at the Autism Association of Western Australia. Across the session students will:

  • Get an Intro to Coding (HTML and Java Script)
  • Design a small game in the “Construct” platform
  • Participate in a session of Social Gaming (LAN Party – Minecraft, or Mario Kart)

Joining in this group, can provide an opportunity to

  • Build new friendships!
  • Improve social interactions!
  • Practice problem solving skills!
  • Show off creative skills!

Group Details: 

Location Date and timeCostAge Group

Subiaco

Autism Association of WA – Subiaco, 37 Hay Street, Subiaco 

Wednesday, 7th October

1.00pm to 4.00pm

$145.50

 

For children aged 12-17 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder who have an interest in computer coding

 

Fremantle

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

Thursday, 8th October

9.00am to 12.00pm

*If you currently receive Therapy Services with Autism Association, you might be able to use your funding to pay for this group. Please speak to your Therapist or email groups@autism.org.au

Interested? 

Click here to complete an Expression of Interest Form

Using Movies to Teach Social Thinking and Social Understanding

This 3 day group incorporates uses concepts from the Social Thinking Curriculum™ (Winner, 2000), and applies them to scenes from carefully selected movies to support children to become dynamic social thinkers.

During this group children will be practicing the following social skills: 

  • Identifying character thoughts, feelings, and intentions
  • Understanding and explaining the perspectives of multiple characters
  • Identifying nonverbal information
  • Empathising with others
  • Practicing more complex language
  • Positive social interactions

Movie:

Our Movie Time special screening will be Sky High (PG).

Sky High focuses on the son of two legendary superheroes entering a high school for the heroes of tomorrow. However, his quest to emerge from his parents’ shadows becomes even more difficult once the school labels him a “sidekick” and he has to work hard to prove himself and come to terms with his powers. Sky High deals with a number of relevant themes including friendships, resolving conflict, coping with change/transition, bullying, and family relationships. Each week we will focus our discussions and activities on a different theme, making connections with our own lives and experiences. There is no requirement to watch the movie prior to commencing the group, however if you have any questions, queries or concerns; please don’t be afraid to get in touch!

Group Details: 

Location Date and timeCostAge Group

Subiaco

Autism Association of WA – Subiaco, 37 Hay Street, Subiaco 

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 9th of October

9.00am to 12.00pm (each day)

$436.47

 

For children aged 9-12 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder 

 

Midland

Autism Association of WA – Midland, 9 Sayer Street, Midland

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 9th of October

9.00am to 12.00pm (each day)

*If you currently receive Therapy Services with Autism Association, you might be able to use your funding to pay for this group. Please speak to your Therapist or email groups@autism.org.au

Interested? 

Click here to complete an Expression of Interest Form

 

Using Movies to Teach Social Thinking and Social Understanding

This 3 day group incorporates uses concepts from the Social Thinking Curriculum™ (Winner, 2000), and applies them to scenes from carefully selected movies to support children to become dynamic social thinkers.

During this group children will be practicing the following social skills: 

  • Identifying character thoughts, feelings, and intentions
  • Understanding and explaining the perspectives of multiple characters
  • Identifying nonverbal information
  • Empathising with others
  • Practicing more complex language
  • Positive social interactions

Movie:

Our Movie Time special screening will be Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG). The first of the Harry Potter movies, and a classic! Don’t worry if your child has already seen the movie, we will be working through it slowly and analysing specially selected scenes, in which there’s always new details to discover.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone deals with a number of relevant themes, such as not fitting in, making new friends, dealing with conflict, and adapting to change. Each week we will focus our discussions and activities on a different theme, making connections with our own lives and experiences. There is no requirement to watch the movie prior to commencing the group, however if you have any questions, queries or concerns; please don’t be afraid to get in touch!

Group Details: 

Location Date and timeCostAge Group

Gosnells

Lotteries House – 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 9th of October

9.00am to 12.00pm (each day)

$436.47

 

For children aged 13-15 years with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder 

 

Midland

Autism Association of WA – Midland, 9 Sayer Street, Midland

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 9th of October

1.00pm to 4.00pm (each day)

*If you currently receive Therapy Services with Autism Association, you might be able to use your funding to pay for this group. Please speak to your Therapist or email groups@autism.org.au

Interested? 

Click here to complete an Expression of Interest Form

 

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