AQ Gold Coast
Our specialist therapy and teaching team deliver individual and group therapy services (excluding Kindi) for autistic children, adolescents and adults living on and around the Gold Coast.
All individuals and families living in the Gold Coast region who are interested in learning more about this service and how our team can assist autistic people of all ages are encouraged to make contact by clicking the Request a Service/ Make an Enquiry button below.
Request a Service/Make an Enquiry
Before submitting an enquiry for a service, please note that fees apply to AQ services. NDIS funding can be used where applicable.
If you are a NEW client requesting a service or seeking more information please click here to fill out our online enquiry form.
If you are an EXISTING client requesting a service or seeking more information please click here to send us an email with details.
Where are we?
AQ Gold Coast
338 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara QLD 4211
Located next to the Heritage Bank Stadium, AQ is co-located in premises at Kool Beanz SUNS Carrara. Services are for people of all ages and include individual therapy (occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology, social work), therapy groups, specialist behaviour supports and diagnostic assessments.
Our Services & Supports
We are the State’s peak autism body, providing a comprehensive selection of education, therapy and support services to assist autistic children and adults, their families, carers and others supporting and working with them.
See following an overview of services and supports available at AQ Gold Coast.
EarlyAQtion Childhood Services
Early diagnosis followed by structured, individualised services can make a significant difference in the lives of young autistic children.
AQ Gold Coast offers a range of early childhood services* for children (ages 0-7). Developed and delivered by therapy and education professionals with expertise in autism, they focus on key elements including behaviour, developmental and social skills and family-based interventions to meet the needs of children and their families.
*Please note Kindi services are not available at AQ Gold Coast, however other small group therapy supports are available.
Our specialist team conducts assessments with children, adolescents and adults for diagnostic (ASD and ADHD) and other purposes.
Please note: For all Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment requests, it is recommended clients access a paediatrician/psychiatrist and GP to obtain a suitable referral letter. With client consent, assessment findings will be provided to their treating doctor/s for follow up and further recommendations.
Psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy and social work services for autistic children, adolescents and adults.
Our practitioners have a broad range of experience, skills and additional certifications to best cater to the individual needs of the person accessing their services.
Professional Development & Parent Education
CUES (Coping with Uncertainty in Everyday Situations) Workshop for parents of children aged 6-16 years.
This 8-week program is designed to increase parents’ knowledge of how their child’s intolerance of uncertainty can affect their mood, thoughts, and behaviour, and how to identify these situations. Sessions are individualised to meet the needs of each parent and their child.
Tuesday 6 February-Tuesday 26 March. 9.30am-11.30am or 6.00pm-8.00pm. (Session times may vary depending on participant numbers.) Click here to submit an enquiry.
AQ delivers autism-focused workshops, webinars, and specialised training services for a range of audiences including:
- Parents & carers
- Therapists, support workers, consultants
- Educators, teacher aides, teachers, school staff
- OHSC & Vacation Care staff and others.
Specialist Behaviour Supports
AQ’s Behaviour Support Service consists of a functional behaviour assessment. recommendations of preventative, proactive and reactive strategies, including any assessment of restrictive practices; and the training of staff and carers in how to implement the behaviour support strategies.
AQ offers services via online conference, or what we refer to as “Telepractice” with our speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists.
They are easy to navigate, and allow for interaction in many ways, such as:
- Live via interaction with ability to immediately share documents, videos and other resources
- Online visual cues or playing online games using a shared screen
- Working on documents or forms in real time
- Parent/carer training and coaching.
AQ offers a range of evidence-informed therapy groups for autistic children, adolescents and adults. These groups are developed and delivered by a team of therapy and education professionals with expertise in autism.
Our therapy groups focus on individual goals of the participant and their families and highlight areas of concern including behaviour, developmental and social participation, motor skills, transitioning to school, making friends, anxiety, daily living activities and independent lifestyles.