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April 2021 School Holiday Programs

Mar 17 2021 1:31 PM


Autism SA is pleased to announce our School Holiday Programs for 2021!

The Friendship Space

The Friendship Space is a 1-2 day school holiday program for children aged 7-9 years old, where they are welcomed to come together in a safe ‘Friendship Space’ to learn and develop social skills that will help to build friendships at school and among their peers. 

Activities across the 2 days will include Lego building activities, arts, and outdoor school yard games with the support and guidance of Autism SA staff. 

The Friendship Space will be run on Tuesday 13 April and Thursday 15 April at Redwood Park. NDIS funding can be used to access this program. 

Spaces in this program are limited. To secure your child's place, please register by clicking here or on the button below.  

Register your child for 'The Friendship Space


Yeah the (teenage) girls

The Yeah the (Teenage) Girls! Group is a group program designed for females aged 12 to 17 years old. The group aims to support the girls with understanding their diagnosis, navigating friendships and the teenage world, exploring the changes that they may face throughout this chapter in life and providing strategies to overcome any challenges that may arise throughout this time. The group is facilitated by female Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists who have experienced growing up as a teenage girl and have extensive experience in supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

The Girls Group program aims to support young females with:

  • Understanding the Autism Spectrum disorder
  • Building friendships and socialising with same aged peers
  • Understanding puberty and what this may mean for them
  • Exploring the social situations that they may face as a teenage girl
  • Developing skills

Learn more about this program and register your interest by clicking the button below. 

Register your interest for 'Yeah the (teenage) girls'


Handwriting without tears

Handwriting Without Tears® uses a fun, engaging and multisensory approach to support children aged 5 to 7 with the skill of handwriting. The program is facilitated by two Occupational Therapists who have experience in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to assess and treat handwriting difficulties.

In this program, your child will learn:

  • Supported pre-writing skills, including (but not limited to) posture, paper positioning, and pencil grasp
  • Increased independence with letter recognition, orientation, formation, sizing and positioning
  • Social interaction opportunities with same aged children

As a parent or carer, you will also recieve education to generalise your child's learnt skills outside of the group.

Learn more about this program and register your interest by clicking the button below. 

Register your interest for 'Handwriting without tears'


Autism SA Birthday Party

Autism SA is offering young people an opportunity to come along to an Autism SA Birthday Party this school holidays!

The new program, starting in Elizabeth with plans to run in the southern suburbs later this year, is a fun, themed, skill building group designed to support young people to attend birthday parties with their peers.
The 'Birthday Party' will be carefully scaffolded to encourage children to interact with others, engage in typical party games and share party food in a supported environment.
To register your interest in this program, please fill out this form:

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