Scroll down to check out our social skills groups including:

  • Sports Academy

  • Social Adventurer

  • 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. If you are not currently accessing therapy services with us and would like to find out more, we encourage you to submit an expression of interest for services by clicking here.

 

Sports Academy

Each program will run for 2 days, during this time participants will 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 will be facilitated by our Therapy Team as well as specialist sports coaches.

 

 

Where: Newman College, Churchlands
When: Tues 4th October and Wed 5th October, 2022
Time: 9:30am–3:30pm each day
Who should attend? Teenagers with a diagnosis of Autism in school years 7 to 11.

Where: Newman College, Churchlands
When: Thurs 6th October and Fri 7th October, 2022
Time: 9:30am–3:30pm each day
Who should attend? Children with a diagnosis of Autism in school years 4 to 6.

Cost

Total cost of $746.21 for the 2 day Sports Academy. This includes 12 hours face-to-face support, a summary report following completion and support to link in with your local sporting club. All aspects of the Sports Academy can be accessed from you CB Daily Activity NDIS Funding.

 

Click here to submit an expression of interest

 

Social Adventurer Program

Groups are run between 3.30pm and 5.30pm over 8 weeks and are offered from different locations across the Perth metro area.

There are several different types of groups based on the specific support needs and goal areas of the participants. All groups focus on four core learning outcomes that are differentiated to the learning needs of the group. Core learning outcomes are in the areas of: self-awareness, understanding others, communication, and friendships.

 

 

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
East Fremantle

Explorers Club

Years 1 – 6

Level Up

Year 6

 

Discovery Kitchen

Years 7 – 12

Gosnells

Explorers Club

Years 1 – 3

Discovery Kitchen

Years 7 – 12

Level Up

Year 6

 
Midland

Discovery Club

Years 1 – 6

 

Level Up

Year 6

 
Shenton Park

Level Up

Year 6

Discovery Club

Years 1 – 6

 

 
Joondalup

Level Up

Year 6

Explorers Club

Years 4 – 6

Explorers Club

Years 1 – 3

 
Ellenbrook      

Level Up

Year 6

 


 

Discovery Club Program – Supported Play Based Social Skills Group for children in School years 1 to 6

The Discovery Club is designed to support the development of introductory-level social skills such as sharing and turn-taking for school-aged children with Autism, with moderate to high level support needs.

The group curriculum uses play and practical hands-on activities to help students learn to have fun within a group setting, develop communication and interaction skills and self-regulation.

ELIGIBILITY: This group is best suited to students in years 1–6 who attend an education support class or setting and/or have moderate to high level support needs.

 

Click here to submit an expression of interest

 


 

Discovery Kitchen Program – Supported Social Skills & Cooking for children in School years 7 to 12

The Discovery Kitchen Program provides students with the opportunity to learn, practice and improve social skills while also developing lifelong skills and knowledge to create simple meals and snack options. The program focuses on building kitchen safety and hygiene skills, along with planning and organising skills, all the while working within a group. Participation in this program is aimed at increasing self-esteem and improving participation in social activities at school and in the community.

The group curriculum uses play and practical hands-on activities to help students learn to have fun within a group setting, develop communication and interaction skills and self-regulation.

ELIGIBILITY: This group is best suited to students in years 7–12 who attend an education support class or setting and/or have moderate to high level support needs.

 

Click here to submit an expression of interest

 


 

Explorer Club Program – Complex Social Thinking Groups for children in School years 1 to 6

The Explorer Program follows a combination of group based activities, discussion, reflection and play to support and consolidate learning. The group draws on concepts and strategies from a range of evidence-based therapy tools including the Social Thinking Curriculum, Zones of Regulation©, and Highways Heroes Curriculum.

The emphasis on student participation in these groups is aimed at increasing social outcomes at home, school and in the community.

ELIGIBILITY: This group is best suited to students in years 1–6 who attend a mainstream education setting, and/or can participate in group environments with low to moderate support.

 

Click here to submit an expression of interest

 


 

Level Up Program – High School Transition for those in year 6

Level Up is a centre based High School Transition Group which involves 8 x 2 hour sessions being held during Term 4. The group is led by an experienced Therapist and supported by Therapy Assistants. Group sessions cover topics related to developing High School readiness, with a focus on Communication, Emotional Regulation and Independence.

The emphasis on student participation in these groups is aimed at increasing social outcomes at home, school and in the community.

ELIGIBILITY: This group is best suited to students in years 6 who attend a mainstream education setting, and/or can participate in group environments with low to moderate support.

 

Click here to submit an expression of interest

 

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 by visiting: https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/teens

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

  • An Autism diagnosis.
  • Good verbal communication.

Groups are facilitated by our experienced Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists from the Therapy and Clinical Services Team.

When and Where:

  • 5:15pm to 6:45pm one day a week at Autism Association of WA – Joondalup
  • Commencing on the 8th September and running until the 24th November 2022

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.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required 

Click here to submit an expression of interest

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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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