Social & Therapy Groups
AUTISM ADVICE & SUPPORT SERVICE
A not for profit charity run for children and adults with Autism and their families.
Early Years Therapy Playgroup
A weekly playgroup for children aged 0-6 years with a diagnosis of autism. Facilitated by a Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist and/or Psychologist who offer effective therapy through structured play and music, support for transition to school, and also provide positive strategies to parents and carers.
This playgroup offers the services of an ABA Trained Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist. Held on Thursdays during the school term – 10:00am to 11.00am at the AASS House, 88 Memorial Avenue, Liverpool. For more information and to register, please call (02) 9601-2844.
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.