AEIOU Foundation provides leading early intervention and care to children with autism aged 2 – 6 years.
AEIOU Foundation’s evidence-based program develops essential life skills, independence, confidence and inclusion, preparing children for transition to their next education setting and giving the best opportunities to achieve optimal lifelong outcomes.
Meeting the needs of children with Autism
AEIOU Foundation is committed to meeting the needs of children with moderate to severe autism who experience significant challenges with communication, behaviour, social interaction and self-help skills.
All therapy is delivered in a nurturing environment by a transdisciplinary team of behaviour therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and skilled educators.
The AEIOU Foundation program is tailored to meet each child’s specific needs and includes a minimum of 20 hours of early intervention therapy each week, as recommended in a report (Roberts, Williams, Smith & Campbell, 2015) released by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
On enrolment with AEIOU Foundation, children are assessed and an Individual Plan (IP) is developed in collaboration with parents and caregivers, who contribute by identifying goals and priorities. This plan is regularly reviewed to ensure they are working effectively to secure the best outcomes for each child.
Staff work closely with every child, identifying their strengths and needs and supporting them to reach their full potential.
Training and support for parents and carers of children with Autism
In addition to program-time, AEIOU Foundation also provides regular training and support to all parents and carers, equipping them with the necessary tools to achieve therapy goals in the home.
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) now accessible to an increasing number of their families, AEIOU is focused on educating parents and caregivers and providing them with information to access the supports they need.
AEIOU Foundation centres in Australia
Their service operates 48 weeks a year, with their centres open from 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This structure ensures all families are able to access both therapy and care in an environment suitable to their needs.
AEIOU Foundation currently operates from nine centres across Queensland and South Australia, with an exciting national expansion program underway.
At AEIOU, they are also committed to research and chair a Research Advisory Group. They are a partner of the first national Autism Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and a founding partner of the Griffith University Autism Centre of Excellence.
For more information about enrolment, please visit aeiou.org.au or phone 1300 273 435.