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Scroll down to check out our social skills groups including:

  • Sports Academy

  • Social Magic (Social Magic is the newest chapter in our social group program, in place of our previous Social Adventurer program.)

  • KONTAKT® Australia

  • PEERS® Adolescents Program

These groups are provided as a part of our comprehensive therapy service and are only available as an option to families currently accessing therapy services with us.

 

Sports Academy

Our 2024 October school holiday programs will run for 2 days, during this time participants have the opportunity to try a number of different sports and be supported to link in with local community sports programs based on their academy experiences. These programs are facilitated by our Therapy team as well as specialist sports coaches.

  • Newman College, Churchlands – Tuesday 1st October and Thursday 3rd October 2024
  • 9.30am-3.30pm each day
  • For children with a diagnosis of Autism in school years 4 to 6

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  • Newman College, Churchlands – Wednesday 2nd October and Friday 4th October 2024
  • 9.30am-3.30pm each day
  • For teenagers with a diagnosis of Autism in school years 7 to 11

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Social Magic

The Social Magic program is a social skills group curriculum developed by the Autism Association. It consists of 5 main groups which are run between 3.30pm and 5.30pm over 8 weeks, and are offered from different locations across the Perth metro area. Groups include: Making Magic, Social Sorcerers, Mystical Bites, Fantastical Feasts, and Myths and Magic. The different types of groups are tailored to a range of specific support needs and goal areas of the participants. All groups focus on 4 core learning outcomes which are differentiated to the learning needs of the group. These learning outcomes are in the areas of self-awareness, understanding others, communication, and friendships.

Click here to see the timetable

Making Magic – Suitable for children in school years 2-6

Develop early social skills such as turn taking, sharing and Initiating conversations with others.

ELIGIBILITY: Suitable for children in school years 2-6 who may require a higher level of support to engage in a group setting.

 

 

 

Social Sorcerers – Suitable for children in school years 2-6

Develop advanced social skills including reading body language, understanding emotions in ourselves and others and emotional regulation.

ELIGIBILITY: Suitable for children in school years 2-6 who require low to moderate support to engage in discussion-based group activities.

 

 

 

Mystical Bites– Suitable for children in school years 7-12

Learn how to make snacks and develop awareness of safety and hygiene in the kitchen.

ELIGIBILITY: Suitable for children in school years 7-12 who may require a higher level of support to engage in a group setting.

 

 

 

Fantastical Feasts– Suitable for children in school years 7-12

Use teamwork to cook some fantastical meals and develop independence skills in the kitchen.

ELIGIBILITY: Suitable for children in school years 7-12 who require low to moderate support to engage in group discussions and activities.

 

 

 

Myths and Magic – Suitable for children in year 6

Learn skills and strategies to prepare for the transition from primary school to high school.

ELIGIBILITY: Suitable for children in year 6 who are preparing to transition to high school.

 

 

 


Express your interest!

If you are currently accessing therapy services with us, speak to your Therapist to register. If you are not currently accessing services at the Association, call (08) 9489 8900 or email autism.advisor@autism.org.au

PEERS® Adolescents Program

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is the leading research-based social skills training program for individuals experiencing social challenges and has a strong evidence base for use with young adults with Autism. You can find out more about this program here

The PEERS® group suits adolescents aged 15-18 years who have:

  • An Autism diagnosis.
  • Good verbal communication.

Groups are facilitated by experienced speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers and educators from the Therapy and Clinical Services team and take place over a 16-week period.

Please Note:

  • NDIS Capacity Building Supports Funding is required to participate
  • A social mentoring coach (e.g. parent, sibling, support worker) is also required to attend the group with the participant.

Express your interest!

Expressions of interest for the PEERS® group for 2024 are now closed. 

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Your Stories

I'd just like to say that Andrew is loving Kontakt. He really enjoys the company of all the kids and looks forward to it every week. He is also in such a good mood after the group ends each week and he likes to chat about some of the funny things that you all did, like today asking questions that had to be answered with baked beans.

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