Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals with ASD.

Far North Queensland

Autism Queensland’s purpose-built Centre of Excellence Far North Queensland is located in Edmonton and is the region’s only specialist ASD early intervention centre. We deliver services to young children with a diagnosis of ASD and their families living in Cairns, Atherton, Innisfail, Weipa and surrounding areas. This team includes teachers and teacher aides, speech pathologists, occupational therapist, psychologist and social worker. 

Early Childhood Intervention Group Program

Early childhood intervention group programs support children to develop the skills necessary for successful participation in home and community life and for successful transition into the next stage of their education. Children attend two days a week, 9am-2.30pm during school terms, for a minimum of 12 months.

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Group Programs

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

The ESDM is an early intervention model for children under 5 years designed to target the key features of autism involving intensive teaching within a play-based curriculum. 

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Fun, Friends & Feelings 

Week-long, small group sessions for children aged 5–7 years and their parents that focus on using the group environment to teach and reinforce a range of social skills including coping with stress and frustration, communicating and making friends.  

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Group Programs for Parents

Developing Social Communication Skills

A 10-week parent program to support parents of non-verbal or low verbal children aged 2-5 years with ASD or developmental delay. Parents will learn skills and strategies to support the development of social interaction and communication in their child. 

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More than Words® - The Hanen Program®

For parents of children under 5 with ASD, this program aims to empower families to help their child engage in back and forth interactions, develop more mature and conventional ways of communicating, improve social communication and their child’s understanding of language. 

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Autism Queensland Cairns

Far North Queensland Centre of Excellence
15–17 Marr Street, Edmonton QLD 4869
P. 07 4034 6600
E. cairns@autismqld.com.au