Social & Therapy Groups
AUTISM ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE
A not for profit charity run for children and adults with Autism and their families.
Interest Based Social Skills Therapy
Autism Advisory and Support Service will run a range of interest based social skills groups for clients aged 7 – 18 years old.
The aims of these groups are to build social skills and relationships in a safe environment supported by therapists.
These groups may run weekly/fortnightly on a block basis (i.e., enrolled for 10 – 12 weeks) based on therapist availability and expressions of interest of suitable participants.
Our Interest Based Social Skills groups will be announced via our Social Media Channels and newsletters as they become available.
Each group will have their own participant pre-requisites and will be allocated based on a written or verbal screener prior to accepting enrolment.
For more information 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.
Kicking for Connection
A therapy-based sport program for children and teenagers on the autism spectrum, and their peers.