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NEW KONTAKT Kids

The Autism Association and Curtin University are very excited to announce our KONTAKT© social program research study for children with an Autism spectrum diagnosis in 2020.


We need your help to evaluate a new Social Skills program for Children with Autism!

Many children find social situations difficult, and this is often true for children with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (ASD). Having the opportunity to practice social skills is likely to help children with ASD improve their everyday social life.  To evaluate the KONTAKT© social skills program, we need your help.

Who?

Children aged 8-12 with ASD (who are enrolled in mainstream school) and their parents/carers

When

16 weeks on a weekday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 pm across term 1 and term 2 in 2020 

Where

Groups will run in one of the Autism Association centres (Shenton Park, Midland, Fremantle and Joondalup) based on the expressions of interest received

What to do?

Participate in a screening session to see if your child would benefit from the program (up to 3 hours), if so:

  • Participating in 3 evaluations (up to 60 minute) at a Curtin University lab (parent and child)
  • Your child attending 16 weeks of KONTAKT© social program (4-8 children in each group) for an hour and you supporting him/her
  • Participating in a focus group after the last session of KONTAKT© (up to 60 minute) (parent and child)

Costs

As this program is part of a research study, there will be no costs for attending.

What are the benefits of this study?

  • The results of this study will allow us to develop a social skills group training program that helps Australian children with ASD.
  • Children will have fun and get an opportunity to make new friends.

What are the risks?

There are no foreseeable risks associated with participating in this study.

If Interested, please complete the following expression of interest form: 

KONTAKT Kids - Expression of Interest

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