Teen Tech Shed up and running in Brisbane
Autism Queensland has begun delivering a version of its popular Studio G program for younger participants in Brisbane on January 30.
Teen Tech Shed is open to 12-16 year olds with autism. The model is a combination of the current Studio G program, but with a less formal focus, and The Lab program which operates in Victoria.
The program is unstructured and aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop social skills and networks with peers and mentors with similar interests.
Teen Tech Shed runs Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3.15pm to 5.15pm and like Studio G, and is led by mentors with a background in the Creative Industries & IT. Fees for participants will be $500 per term.
A partnership with the Department of Education and Training Autism Hub & Reading Centre sees the new program delivered from their premises at Woolloongabba.
Autism Queensland Acting Chief Executive Officer Pam Macrossan acknowledged the executive of the Hub for their support of the program.
“Autism Hub have been highly supportive of this collaboration and are providing the program with a dedicated space for our exclusive use,” said Ms Macrossan.
Teen Tech Shed 2017 commenced on January 30. Fees for participants are $500 per term.
The Autism Hub and Reading Centre is located at 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba, next to Park Road Railway Station. Parking is also available for parents to drop off and pick up participants.