Autism group moves in

Cockburn Gazette - - STREETWATCH -

LO­CALS will now have bet­ter ac­cess to im­por­tant autism ser­vices, with Autism West re­cently mov­ing into the area.

Mov­ing from Mos­man Park to the Fre­man­tle Hos­pi­tal, Autism West’s new cen­tre will soon in­clude a sen­sory space, quiet zone and gam­ing zone on top of all the pro­grams needed to help young peo­ple liv­ing with autism.

Autism West act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive Louise Sheehy said the new cen­tre would help them to help chil­dren, teenagers and young adults on the autism spec­trum.

“Autism West has grown sig­nif­i­cantly in the past three years and now ser­vices 100 par­tic­i­pants weekly with our so­cial groups, the ma­jor­ity of which are based here in Fre­man­tle,” she said.

“Our new cen­tre will be pur­posely de­signed to ac­com­mo­date in­di­vid­u­als on the spec­trum and Autism West hopes to in­crease the num­ber of so­cial groups in Fre­man­tle given its cen­tral lo­ca­tion and the pop­u­la­tion.

“Aside from be­ing the lo­ca­tion of our head of­fice, Autism West will be pro­vid­ing Cre­ative Skills, Telethon Hol­i­day Mak­ers Pro­gram, Step into So­cial, Adults Cod­ing, AWE­SOME Group and YES Group ser­vices out of Fre­man­tle, with more planned in the fu­ture.”

The new cen­tre is at 2 Alma Street, Fre­man­tle.

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