PlayConnect playgroups for families with a child with autism
PlayConnect playgroups are facilitated groups specifically for children aged 0-6 years with autism-like behaviours and their families. PlayConnect creates a peer-support environment for families and provides play experiences that are responsive to the needs of children with autism.
There is such a big need for PlayConnect in this area, especially when
families are coming to terms with an autism diagnosis. They really value the
support of other families who have been through it.
Manager, Early Learning Centre, Bowral
These groups welcome families who are unable to access other autism specific services if they are waiting on a diagnosis or do not fully meet the criteria for diagnosis.
PlayConnect provides an opportunity to create support networks, share experiences and get assistance to navigate autism support services. Siblings of children with autism are also welcome to attend PlayConnect playgroups. PlayConnect is funded by the Australian Government.
It’s great to get together with other families
who have the same issues. Wonderful
seeing the children interacting and I enjoy the adult conversation and
Mum, Orange PlayConnect Group
Find a PlayConnect Group. Use the drop down “Playgroup Type” function and click on “Disability/Developmental Delay” to search for PlayConnect groups.