Using a strength-based approach, Autism West facilitates social groups for young people on the spectrum between 10 and 30 years of age, across 3 locations in Perth in 2017:
Claremont – 288 Stirling Highway, Claremont
Fremantle – Ground Floor, 2 Alma Street, corner of South Terrace, Fremantle Marangaroo – Marangaroo Family Centre, 46 Highclere Blvd, Marangaroo
Our programs proudly provide support to over 100 young individuals on a weekly basis across our various locations, in line with the school term calendar. Alongside, we offer a school holiday program; the Telethon Holiday Makers Program, aimed at children and teenagers beteween the ages of 5 and 18 years to assist with holiday fun!
We offer a range of age appropriate activities in our social groups focused on developing the strengths and interests of the individuals in a safe and supportive environment. Active involvement in decision making is encouraged within our groups from all participants and we delight in welcoming their input to expand our programs, develop connections and allow individuals to flourish.
In addition to our core programs, we cater to a variety of special interests as determined by our participants. In Term 4 2017 we are exploring:
Coding and Lego Robotics – Learn through mini challenges using the common languages used in code with Kooper and Don
Digital Media – We are offering a variety of digital media sessions throughout Term 4, including
Social media and blogging
Digital photography and film making
Visual Arts – Artist in residence, Olivia Colja, returns to inspire and support those with an interest in art and creativity, along with special guests Ana and Rebecca
Music – Our collaboration with Music Rocks continues as we expand our Music Program to explore DJ techniques
Dance & Performance –TBC