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Social Adventurer Program

The Social Adventurer Program is a series of skill-based therapy groups designed to develop social and emotional skills for school-aged children with autism.


Expressions of interest for term 4 are now closed. We will be seeking expressions of interest for term 1 of 2021 in the near future. Watch this space!

Groups are run between 3.30pm and 5.30pm over eight-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. 

The descriptions below will help you to determine which group is most suited to your child. Please take the time to read these prior to submitting your interest.

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. 

 

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 and the Zones of Regulation©.

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. 

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.

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.

 

The Explorer Kitchen Program provides students with the opportunity to learn, practice and improve their social skills, while also exploring and learning about different cultures through food and traditional customs. The group works to develop a range of skills, including; practical kitchen hygiene and safety, planning, organising, practical cooking, personal wellness, balanced nutrition, and healthy living. Participation in this program is aimed at enhancing confidence in the kitchen but also supporting participation in social activities at school and in the community.

At the conclusion of the group, participants invite parents and carers to enjoy a “Food Truck” experience with dishes from around the world prepared by the participants.   

ELIGIBILITY: This group is best suited to students in years 7–12 who attend a mainstream education setting, and/or can participate in group environments with low to moderate support. 

 

The Social Adventurer program is provided as a part of our comprehensive therapy service and is only available as an option to families currently accessing therapy services with us. If you’re not currently accessing therapy services with us, please contact us on (08) 9489 8900 and speak to our Advisor team and find out how you can access these groups and services. 

 

 

 

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