Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Services for young children

Autism Queensland Rockhampton is located at The John Villiers Centre of Excellence Central Queensland at Koongal. Our team provide early intervention services for children under seven years of age with a diagnosis of ASD and their families living in Rockhampton, Emerald and surrounding areas. 

Early Childhood Intervention Group Program 

This program supports 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.  It focuses on the development of functional communication and social skills, sensory processing, attention, comprehension, problem-solving, self-care and increased independence. For six-eight children who attend three days per week for a minimum of 12 months. Suitable for children aged 3-6 years.

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Early Start Denver Model 

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

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Food School 

A program for children aged under 7 years with ASD that aims to help them have positive experiences with food and learn mealtime routines and cues while decreasing resistance to touching, tasting and swallowing food. Delivered during school terms. 

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Social Skills

A short term program to develop children's functional abilities in the area of social skills including turn-taking and sharing, play, social communication and friendship. 

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Other Services 

For information about our services for older children please click here.

Autism Queensland Rockhampton

The John Villiers Centre of Excellence
373 Lakes Creek Road, Koongal
P. 07 4923 4800   


This service was made possible thanks to the financial support of The John Villiers Trust, in conjunction with funding provided by Department of Communities - Disability Services. John Villiers was a lifelong member of Autism Queensland and emphasised the importance of accessibility of services in Central Queensland.