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AQ Gold Coast

Our specialist therapy and teaching team deliver individual therapy, therapy groups and other specialised supports for autistic children, adolescents and adults living on and around the Gold Coast including the southern bayside areas.

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.

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Please note that fees apply to AQ services and supports.

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.

Contact Info

Phone: 07 5605 9600

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.

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Diagnostic Assessments

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.

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Individual Therapy

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.

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Professional Development & Parent Education


Coping with Uncertainty in Everyday Situations (CUES) – A workshop for parents of children aged 6-16 years.

Some autistic children have difficulty coping with uncertainty in their environment or change to routines. Without support, these concerns may result in clinically significant and ongoing anxiety difficulties.

CUES@ is a new group program for parents/primary caregivers that helps families understand how to support and manage their child’s challenges with uncertainty in everyday environments. This may help reduce children’s anxiety in these situations.

It is designed to address anxiety relating to uncertainty experienced by children and young people diagnosed with autism. The group focuses on addressing difficulties with uncertainty and providing parents/caregivers with strategies and tools to assist their child to develop a more flexible approach to uncertainty and reduce anxiety around uncertainty.

The program will run for 8 weeks in February/March 2024 from AQ Gold Coast. All sessions will be individualised to meet the needs of each parent and their child. 

DATES: 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.
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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.

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Telepractice Services

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.
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Therapy Groups

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.

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More AQ Centres

Autism Queensland supports autistic children, adolescents and adults state-wide across Queensland. Our other centres can be found in South-East Queensland, Central Queensland, Mackay Whitsundays and Far North Queensland.

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