The Asperger Centre Brisbane
This Centre has been established for people with an Autism Spectrum Condition and their families to be supported. The premise is located only 15km from Brisbane CBD in the Northern Suburbs and is close to rail and bus services. The facility is bright and modern, with free car parking and a small council park adjacent to the building. The building has several specialist rooms and a large function room upstairs.
Brisbane Asperger Centre Support Services:
–Confidential information and referral
–Lending resources library So you can educate yourself and better advocate and support your aspie
–Coffee Mornings To help to support Brisbane parents with kids on the spectrum. Meet with other like minded Brisbane families and grab a moment of respite.
–Support Groups Both internal and links to external support groups
–Playgroup Connecting both you and your children with other families facing the challenges and rewards of Aspergers
–Web forums Information from professionals and parents
–Social events Ensuring you have the opportunity to socialise with other families
– Clinical Psychologist Clinical psychologists are trained in the delivery of a range of techniques and therapies with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders. (definition via https://www.psychology.org.au/public/clinical/)
–Psychologist The scientific study of mental processes and behavior. The behavioral and cognitive characteristics of a specific individual, group, activity, or circumstance.
–Occupational Therapist A professional who support individuals by providing purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore (definition via wiki)
–Speech Therapist speech therapy, is the diagnosis, management and treatment of individuals who are unable to communicate effectively or who have difficulty with feeding and swallowing. (definition via http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au)
–Paediatric Dietitian A Dietitian specific to children who can support a healthy eating plan, guide parents through the challenges of fussy eating and restrictive diets.
–Emotional Freedom Technique consultant Often referred to as “Psychological acupressure”, the technique works by releasing blockages of the energy system which can be the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. This is an Eastern derived Medicine.
–Autism Spectrum Consultant
The Asperger Centre has programs that are both for parents and for children with Aspergers. Give them a call to find out what is on offer and if times suit.
– Seminars and Workshops
-Social Skills programs
-Arts and Crafts