Social & Therapy Groups
AUTISM ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE
A not for profit charity run for children and adults with Autism and their families.
Social Skills Therapy
For Children aged 7 to 15 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
These small groups run fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon between 4-6pm at Liverpool and offer the services of a Psychologist, Behaviour Therapist and/or Speech Pathologist.
Our Social Skills Therapy Groups are aimed at developing social skills and managing behavioural challenges at a critical stage of development.
Offers the services of a Psychologist and Occupational Therapist. For more information and to register, please call (02) 9601-2844.
Young Adult Social Group
The Young Adult Social Group is a community access group with neurotypical peers and mentors. Held monthly in various social settings, young adults with Autism will learn social and life skills from their peers and/or mentors.
Art Play Therapy Group
Art Play uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals.
The creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to:
- resolve conflicts and problems
- develop interpersonal skills
- manage behaviour
- reduce stress
- increase self-esteem and self-awareness
- achieve insight
Art is a form of expression that requires little or no verbal interaction which can open
doors to communication and work to improve:
- the ability to imagine and think symbolically
- the ability to recognise and respond to facial expressions
- the ability to manage sensory issues (problems with stickiness, etc.)
- fine motor skills
Fortnightly groups are facilitated by a qualified Art Therapist.