Accommodation and Holidays

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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 

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

Blankets, Clothing and Sensory Resources

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Calming moments -  Calming moments are an Australian made weighted blankets have helped countless people get the rest they need and is also recommended by occupational therapists as an aid for people with autism, cerebral palsy, restless leg syndrome, dementia just to name a few. These are also great for reducing anxiety and stress as they feel like a large hug. Maybe you just like sleeping with a heavier blanket at night? 

Address -  Unit 1, 11 Rafferty Road, Mandurah WA 6210 Western Australia

Telephone -  (08) 9544 5268 

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   

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

Therapy  blanket - Online store specialising in weighted blankets.

Contact via web page

Dance, Sport and Fitness

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 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 

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. 

WA Disabled sports association -  WA Disabled sports association are a charitable, non-profit making, sport and recreation umbrella organisation for disabled individuals and groups.

Address -   The Leisurelife Centre, Corner Kent & Gloucester Street

East Victoria Park WA 6101

Telephone -  (08) 9470 1442 

Education and Support

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Autism camp Australia -  Autism camps Australia aim 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

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) -   ASPECT Is the largest service provider for people on the Autism spectrum. ASPECT is the national peak body (formerly The Autism Council of Australia) 

Locations throughout Australia.

Telephone- 1800 277 328 

Autism West -  Autism West have a vision to build a community where young people with autism are accepted, celebrated and supported in Western Australia. They will do this by delivering social groups with a strengths based approach. They will use special interests to motivate individuals and provide opportunities to socially engage with others. 

Address - B Block, Ground Floor, 2 Alma Street (Corner of Alma Street and South Terrace) Fremantle WA 6160

Telephone -   (08) 9431 2111 

Autism Western Australia - Autism, Western Australia was established in 1967, they are the largest specialist lifespan organisation in Australia providing services to people with Autism.  The programs they develop are best-practice and based on leading international peer-reviewed research in the field of Autism. 

Address -  Locked Bag 2 Subiaco, WA 6904 

Telephone   

  • Metro   (08)9489 8900
  • Regional   1800 636 427

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

Occupational Therapy Australia -  Are you looking for a local occupational therapist in your region? 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. 

Contact via web page

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. 

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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Guide Dogs Australia -Therapy Dogs and Autism assistance dogs -  The Therapy Dog Program is a community focused service which has been offered by Guide Dogs for over 30 years. A Therapy Dog may provide comfort, companionship and emotional support to individuals, families, and those attending or residing in facilities, whom experience behavioral, emotional, developmental and mental health conditions, physical disabilities, or isolation caused by age or illness. 

Please see you states Guide dog association for details .

Location

Guide dogs SA/NT

Guide Dogs WA

Perth Equine and Art therapy -  Social & Emotional Learning Program for Children & Adolescents. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, combined with Art Psychotherapy, is an effective, non-threatening, active and fun.

Location - Darling Downs WA

Telephone -  0412 543 885 

The Center for service and therapy dogs Australia, (CSTDA) -  The Center for service and therapy dogs Australia are focused on working with specifically trained dogs within mutually defined programs, to assist people living with Autism and other forms of cognitive and communication challenges to achieve predefined therapeutic goals and to create a lasting partnership that aims to improve their quality of life, enhance their independence and facilitate their increased participation in society.

Locations Nationwide

Telephone - 0458458541

Email   info@cstda.com.au

Playgroups and Childcare

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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   

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 - PlayConnect is a program run by Play Group Australia.  PlayConnect Playgroups are designed for families of children aged 0-6 years who have unique needs associated with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder  or autism-like characteristics in communication, behaviour or social skills.Locations Nationwide

 

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.