Acommodation and Holdiays

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Big 4 Holiday parks - Big 4 have teamed up with Amaze to provide social scripts for holiday parks, an essential tool for people with Autism and their families to prepare for a holiday and travel.

Locations throughout Australia

Contact via Web Page 

ClubMates Travel - ClubMates are a supported travel agency specialising in disability travel for Australians of all ages. The great thing about Clubmates Travel is they can tailor  holidays with specialised support and structures depending on the needs of the traveler and their destinations. 

Clubmates  are a registered NDIS provider. 

Phone: 1300 158 003 

Address:  P.O Box 8553, Carrum Downs, VIC 3199 

Royal Caribbean Cruise line - USA based cruise liner specialising in Autism friendly cruises.

Telephone - 1800 754 500

The Puzzle House -  The Puzzle house is a not-for-profit charity, a group of parents with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other interested people, who are working hard to obtain land and build a purpose built holiday house for people with ASD and their families. To contact Puzzle House please call Julie Lewis – Chairperson on the below number. Alternatively you can use the email address below.

Phone - (02) 49 565 141

 Email: enquiry@puzzlehouse.org

Travengers AU -  Travengers AU are a travel service connecting young people with social support needs across Australia to travel. They arrange trips including backpacking, concerts, road trips, theme parks, adventures, weekends or longer trips, and match you with young Support Workers. They are available for the ones who want to become more independent and enjoy life! (15-35’s).

NSW based and available for travels throughout Australia.

For self- and plan managed NDIS participants and others. 

Contact via web page.

Blankets, Clothing, Sensory Resources

sensory toys.

JettProof - JettProof manufactures and supplies calming sensory clothing and undergarments to assist children and adults with Autism, Asperger's, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and Anxiety. 

Address   Kahibah NSW 2290 Australia

Telephone 1300 667 687 

Kaiko fidgets -  Discreet and noisless range of  fidgets. FOR ADULTS & YOUTH ALIKE who struggle with fidgeting, anxiety, hair twirling, pen clicking, tapping, nail biting, picking, ADHD, ADD, ASD, learning & concentration difficulties or for those that want to keep their hands busy! 

Contact Via online shop

Modibodi  - Specialising in period proof underwear and swim wear.

Online store.

contact via web page   

My Burrow -  MyBurrow is used by Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Teachers to help children stay calm and address MULTIPLE goals in one session. MyBurrow is unlike any other sensory tool on the market.  It is SAFE as it is child initiated and controlled with a quick release safety feature.  It is TOUGH for kid proof durability and group stretch capacity.  It is FLEXIBLE with an adjustable panel tension and easy care storage.   

Address - 16 Skipton Street, MacGregor, QLD 4109
Telephone: 0422 254 383

Red Blanket Co - Red Blanket Co make weighted lap pads and blankets in a range of sizes as well as a few other weighted products. All products are hand made to order.

Telephone - 0417 370 218 

Contact via Facebook

Sensory Super Heros - Offering a range of Sensory resources and clothing. 

Address - 2 Queensland locations. North Lakes & Warana.  

Telephone - 0468 778 737  

Shoes & Sox  - Children's shoe stores with shops available Australia wide. Appointments available at quiet times to accommodate special needs for those with Sensory needs.

Contact and Locations Via Web Page  

Telephone - (03)86711749 

Sleep Instincts - The Weighted Blanket from Sleep Instincts has been specially engineered to optimise your sleep and energise your day. It has been specifically designed for Australian conditions, and is made from the highest quality materials. 

Address - 49 Sherwood Rd, Toowong, QLD 4066 

Telephone - (07) 30408096 

Therapy  blanket - Online store specialising in weighted blankets.

Contact via web page

Dance, Sport and Fitness

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Active Eight -  Active Eight support young people with disabilities to activate and achieve their full social, emotional and physical potential. They offer programs in dance, drama, cheer club, tennis and many other sports.

Locations  

  • A8 Therapy Hub (individual therapies) Level 1, 34 Sherwood Road Toowong
  • A8 Studio (group programs) Ground Floor 80 Jephson Street Toowong 
  • A8 Studio BBC Gymnasium (play warrior) 3 Moggill Road Toowong

Telephone -  (07) 3871 3886 

Bowl Patrol - Learn to bowl program ideal for kids aged 6 -12. 8 week program matching school terms. A safe and inclusive sport for children of all abilities.

Locations

Check Bowl Patrol for programs in you state. 

Telephone -  0468 645 431 

Bust a move dance -  BAMD’s vision is that people of all abilities feel equal and powerful in the world. Providing a safe space for people of all abilities to independently create and express themselves and believe people of all abilities have a voice to make change.

Address - 11 Fairseat st, Brisbane 4000

Telephone - 0490197211

Chrystal Lee school of dance - Servicing the Moreton Bay Region, they offer many classes that are affordable, student orientated, friendly and taught by wonderful Teachers in a non-competitive environment. The focus is on the Students, and making sure that they are enjoying themselves, as well as reaching their full potential. Classes include  Special needs Dance Class (Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Program)

Address - Highway Village shopping center, Progress rd, Burpengary Qld, 4505

Telephone - 0424177976

Disabled surfers association - Disabled Surfers association aim to provide an inclusive experience for all people with any disability to experience the rush of riding a wave.

Locations

  • Gold Coast 

Telephone -  0422 209 583
Email: dsagc.president@gmail.com 


  • Surfers Paradise

Telephone- 0439 217 086
Email: marktebbutt@bigpond.com 

   

 Inside outside dance  - Inside Outside works with young people with disability, providing them with opportunities to learn a variety of dance styles and to receive on stage performance experiences. Locations 

  • Ashgrove: Ashgrove Bowls Club
  • Brisbane CBD: Mad Dance House
  • Cabbolture: Caboolture Memorial Hall
  • Jindalee: Goodlife Health Club (DFO Jindalee) & Jindalee Bowls Club
  • Kippa Ring: Hercules Rd State School
  • Morayfield: Enthuse (CFN Association Inc)
  • Mt Gravatt: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
  • Oxley: Quick Response Activity Centre
  • Thornlands: Bayview State School
  • Gold Coast
  • Logan
  • Maroochydore

Telephone -  0428 330 640  

Primal Influence - Some children need extra care and attention to help achieve optimum mental and physical well-being.  Private Kids Coaching sessions are designed to help children increase self-esteem, confidence and body awareness as well as becoming fitter and improving their physical and mental capabilities.

 This style of coaching is a great option for children who

  • are shy and uncomfortable in social situations
  • experience learning difficulties
  • are on the Spectrum e.g Autism, ADHD, etc
  • have physical disabilities and limitations etc.

Locations  

  • Chambers Island,
  •  Maroochydore
  •  Point Cartwright, 

 Telephone- 0415 545 027   

Pure dance performing arts -  Pure Dance and Performing Arts Center believe dance should be accessible to people of all abilities, and through the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance program, they can change the brain and change lives. 

Address - 12 Ferrier Rd, Narangba qld 4504

Telephone - (07) 3496 2496


Sailability - Sailability is a program at some sailing clubs that offers an additional level of support, an established network of volunteers, and equipment to assist people of all-abilities to get into sailing. It is an international program first introduced to Australia in the 1990’s, which has grown to being available in every state.

Find out if your local sailing club is involved. 

Sense Rugby - Sense rugby is a rugby based Occupational Therapy program designed to help kids who usually find it difficult to be part of a sports team. 

Locations  

  • Redlands Rugby Union – Brisbane

Optimum Movement

admin@optimummovement.com

Telephone - (07) 3821 3399


  • Coffs Harbour

Excel Therapy Collective

admin@exceloccupationaltherapy.com.au

Telephone -  0491 315 684

 

  • Gold Coast

Kids & Community

Ph: (07) 5520 6214

Admin@kidsandcommunity.com.au

 

  • Kenmore – Brisbane

What Works With Kids OT

Email: maryandrobyn@gmail.com


Driving schools

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All Abilities Driving School -  All Abilities Driving school work with a range of occupational therapists and vehicle modifiers and would be happy to speak to your preferred provider. They are an NDIS rgistered driving school

Servicing Locations

  • Mooloolaba
  • Aleandra Headlands
  • Maroochydore
  • Coolum Beach
  • Peregian beach
  • Marcus Beach
  • Sunshine Beach
  • Noosa
  • Tewant Headlandsin
  • other areas by request  

   Telephone -  0431 289 237                                                                                            

GPS Driving school - GPS Driving school are passionate about helping others with additional learning needs overcome their fear of driving and obtain a license. Their teaching strategies reflect a more specialist and in-depth approach to managing the extra steps needed to achieve success and drive safely. 

Address - PO Box 177, Mount Nebo QLD 4520   

Telephone -  0430 284 285

Street wise - Street wise are a Gold Coast family owned and operated business with kids of their own with special needs.  They know the challenging journey of navigating appropriate, experience and reliable resources for your child. 

Address -  3/41 Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Nerang 4211

Telephone -  07 5580 4439 OR 0417 548 159 

Total Driver - Certified by VOSS  and an NDIS registered service provider their revolutionary driving training, Total Driver, has a specialist vehicle and Certified Master Trainers to help you back on the road and up to speed, before you know it. 

Address -  Suite 17/42 Bundall Road, Bundall Qld.4217

Telephone -  1300 887 352

Education and Support

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My Special Child - My special child  was created to provide information, strategies and support to parents, carers and educators of children with additional needs, learning difficulties or behavioral challenges. 

Contact Rebecca Perkins via web page

Autism camp Australia -  Autism camp Australia aims to improve the health and well being of autistic young people and their families through the provision of accessible and supported respite-break camp experiences, therapies and life skills development. An opportunity for the whole family to have a holiday together.

Telephone - (02) 6684 9304.

Contact via web page

Ability Care - Ability Care  provide quality of life for adults and children with an intellectual, physical and/or sensory disability through individualised services and programs . They teach and strengthen each person allowing them to live the life they want. 

Address -  3912 Pacific Highway, Loganholme, QLD, 4129
Telephone - 1300 674 626 

AEIOU -  AEIOU supports children with autism to develop essential life skills, independence, confidence and inclusion. 

Address -  3 Balaclava Street, Woolloongabba Qld 4102 

Telephone -  (07) 3320 7500 

Aspergers centre -  The Aspergers Centre provides clinical and non-clinical services  including group for parents, youth, adults and a craft group.

Address  1/16 Yarraman Pl, Virginia QLD 4014 

Telephone -  (07) 3865 2911 

Autism CRC -  Autism CRC is the world’s first national, cooperative research effort focused on autism.  Currently, they have 56 participant organisations and other partners based around Australia and internationally.

Address -  The University of Queensland, ​Long Pocket Precinct, Level 3, Foxtail Building 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly Qld 4068 

Telephone -  (07) 3377 0600 



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Autism Hub and Reading centre - Queensland gov and autism hub and autism reading  are separate services located at Woolloongabba in Brisbane. Both services support the needs of school leaders, teachers, parents and caregivers through a state-wide, cross-sector advisory model.  

Address -  141 Merton Rd, Woolloongabba, Qld, 4102 

Telephone - (07) 3328 6950 

Autism Queensland -  Queensland's most experienced provider of education and support for those with Autism.

Locations 

  • Brisbane - 437 Hellawell Rd, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109 

                (07)32730000

  • Brighton - 136 North Road, Brighton QLD 4017
    (07) 3631 6300
  • Glastone -  5/281 J Hickey Avenue, Gladstone QLD 4680
    (07) 4977 9600 
  • Rockhampton -  373 Lakes Creek Road, Koongal QLD 4700
    (07) 4923 4800  
  • Mackay -  10 Macrossan St, East Mackay QLD 4740
    (07) 4841 8300  
  • Cairns -  15–17 Marr Street, Edmonton QLD 4869
    (07) 4034 6600  
  • Autism Queensland school Sunny Bank campus - 437 Hellawell Rd, 

                Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109 (

                (07)3273 0000

  • Autism Queensland school  Brighton campus - 136 North Road, Brighton QLD 4017
    (07) 3631 6300 
  • Autism Queensland school  Cairns campus -  15–17 Marr Street, Edmonton QLD 4869
    (07) 4034 6600  


Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) -   ASPECT are the largest service provider for people on the Autism spectrum.  

Locations throughout Australia.

Telephone- 1800 277 328 

 I Can Network -  The I CAN Network is an organisation that empowers people on the Autism Spectrum with an 'I CAN' attitude. Offering both in school programs and online mentoring groups.

Australia wide

contact via thier web page.

Nelle Francis, Asperger Child -  Nelle Francis, Asperger Child are a leading provider of autism-specific programs, services and supports, that are flexible, effective and of high quality, to improve the lives and wellbeing of autistic individuals and their caregivers, across all ages and life stages. 

Address -  PO Box 399 GYMPIE Queensland 4570 

Telephone -  07 5481 2754 

Occupational Therapy Australia -  If you are looking for a local occupational therapist in your region then OTA’s Find an OT directory lists occupational therapists working in private practice settings throughout Australia.

Use the link to access the OTA's site 

Sameview - Sameview have developed a solution that will support the coordination of care. The sameview app allows carers to track some of the most stressful parts of regular appointments against goals and milestones. 

Download the app or contact them Via their website.

STEPS Autism Treehouse -  Steps treehouse builds communities and connecting Sunshine coast families, children and young people with Autism.

Address -  78 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558 

Telephone -  (07) 5409 9014 

Mobile -  0448 965 779  


Sue Larkey - Educator and Author, Sue Larkey is dedicated and passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. Sue has her online shop and regularly tours Australia.

Address - PO Box 20,Artarmon NSW 1570

Telephone -  0433 660 379

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)  - The NDIA is an independent statutory agency. Their role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. 

Telephone - 1800 800 110

Yellow Lady bugs -  Yellow Ladybugs is an Autistic-led non-government organisation with strong bridges to the community. They are dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women.

Nation Wide

Contact via web page 

Equine and Animal assistance

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Equine Alliance -  Equine Activities have been beneficial in working with, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, trauma, addictive behaviours, eating disorders, ADHD, grief and loss, PTSD, ASD, conduct disorders, attachment disorders, domestic violence. 

Address -  79 Hunchy Rd, Palmwoods QLD 4555 

Telephone -  (07) 5457 3736 

Equine Assisted therapy Australia -  The Equine Assisted therapy Australia approach is to combine counselling, equine assisted therapy, art therapy, mindfulness practices, yogic philosophy and horsemanship to provide restorative retreats, individual sessions and training to support people with varying needs and from all walks of life. 

Address -  309 Petsch Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley QLD 4228 

Telephone -  0404 787 162 

Equus Terra -  Equus Terra believe that they can break every and any barrier which stands in the way of people with Autism/ADD/ADHD and anxiety to have a happier and healthier life. 

Address -   272 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga QLD 4104 

Telephone -  0402 961 428 

Gale Flacongreen Equine Therapy - Gale is a qualified riding coach and a Certified Holistic Counselor. Specialising in, breath work, feel, mirroring, connection and non-verbal communication. 

Address -  926 Bunya Rd, Draper QLD 4520 

Telephone -  0411 264 060

Center for service therapy dogs Australia - The center for service and therapy dogs Australia (CSTDA) is focused on working with specifically trained dogs within mutually defined programs, to assist people to achieve predefined therapeutic and educational goals .

Locations Nationwide

Telephone - 0458458541

Email  -  info@cstda.com.au 





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Natura Equine centre -  Natura hosts Natura Holistic Life Centre who specialist services include: Equine Facilitated Therapies, Meditation, Teen Programs, Crystal Healing, and Reiki Therapy. They can cater to any special needs.

Address -  71 Coveys Rd, Tinbeerwah QLD 4563 

Telephone - 0421 364 264

Zodiac Equine Therapy - Equine Therapy avail by appointment.

Address -   568 Plainby Douglas Rd, Goombungee QLD 4354 

Telephone -  (07) 4697 9588 

Playgroups and Childcare

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My Time -  MyTime groups are a supportive space for parents to feel understood and share ideas about managing a range of situations. A MyTime group is more than a playgroup, it's a place where parents can meet others in similar situations. 

My Time is facilitated by the department of Social services.

Locations Nation Wide

Contact Via Web Page.

Playconnect playgroups -  

The PlayConnect Playgroups are facilitated playgroups specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder for ages 0-6 years.

Locationsof playgroups 

  • Holland Park
  • Raceview
  • Miami
  • Cairns
  • Rockhampton
  • Townsville

contact via web page


Leor  - Leor offers alternative childcare options to a nanny or daycare centres, with flexible arrangements to work around both your needs and those of your child.

 Locations   

  • New South Wales – Sydney metro plus regional and remote areas across the State
  • Australian Capital Territory – entire territory
  • Queensland – Brisbane metro plus regional and remote areas across the State
  • Northern Territory – Darwin metro plus regional and remote areas across the Territory
  • Western Australia – Perth metro plus regional and remote areas across the State
  • Victoria – Melbourne metro plus regional and remote areas across the State

Telephone -  02 9051 0511   

Places of interest,Social Scripts

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Brisbane airport -  Airports are busy environments and for some people this can be a stressful experience, especially if you or someone with you has a disability such as autism that isn’t immediately obvious to airport staff. Hidden Disabilities is a program to assist those traveling with these hidden disabilities.   

Movie World - Guests with any special needs should visit Guest Services upon arrival and the friendly team will provide assistance to assist in planning their day. Queue assist and special early opening times for guests with sensory issues.

Refer to their web page for days and accessibility links.   

Gladstone Lions Park -  The Gladstone Lions Park focuses on sensory engagement and is designed to encourage people of all abilities to play together. 

Address - West Gladstone QLD 4683

Gold Coast Airport -  The Gold Coast Airport have implemented a program to assist you on your journey.  This program caters for adults, children and their families and friends, providing a way for you to pre-plan your journey or let our staff know you may need support.

 

Gold Coast Airport’s AmbassaPAW Program  - This program engages volunteer therapy dogs to help alleviate the stress often associated with travelling. Feel free to stop in for a cuddle with the furriest members of our GCA Ambassador Team, Ranji and Gary.
Gary Shift Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday (approx. 7:30am to 9:30am).
Ranji Shift Times: Tuesday and Thursday (approx.10:30am - 12:30pm).
 

Sea World - Sea World Offer a Sensory guide for your visit.

Address -  Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Gold Coast, Queensland 4217
Telephone - 13 33 86 

Supermarkets

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Coles supermarkets -  Quiet Hour provides a low sensory shopping experience by making changes in store, such as reducing noise and distractions, to help make a difference to customers who find it challenging to shop in a heightened sensory environment.

See Coles web site for participating stores and times.