Services for Young Children
Autism Queensland provides a range of services to assist young children on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals who support them.
For parents, carers & family members
Targeted programs and supports for young children on the autism spectrum and their families.
Allied Health & Diagnostic Assessment Services
Comprehensive diagnostic assessments for ASD in children & adolescents are available in Brisbane and Cairns. These assessments are an integral part of the diagnostic process. Read more.
Autism Advisor Program
The Autism Advisor Program (AAP) is a component of the Australian Government’s Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package. Autism Queensland is funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to deliver the program in Queensland. Read more.
Behaviour Support Services
Individualised strategies for people with disability to reduce the occurrence and impact of behaviours of concern. Read more.
Early Childhood Intervention Services
Early diagnosis followed by structured, individualised early intervention can make a significant difference in the lives of young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism Queensland’s team of therapy and education professionals with expertise in ASD deliver early childhood intervention services statewide from our centres in Brisbane, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns. Read more.
Early Days Workshops
Early Days is a national program funded by the Federal Government under the Helping Children with Autism package. These FREE workshops are for parents and other family members of young children (0-6 years) who are on the autism spectrum. They are also suitable for parents who feel their child may be on the spectrum but have not received a formal diagnosis. Read more.
Developed and delivered by our team of therapy and education professionals with expertise in autism, group programs focus on key elements including behaviour, developmental and social skills and family-based interventions to meet the needs of children and their families. Read more.
Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services for individuals of all ages. Psychology services are also available at some centres. Read more.
Support Coordination Services
Autism Queensland is registered to provide support connection and coordination of supports to NDIS participants who have provision for this service in their NDIS plan. Read more.
National Indigenous Programs
The Early Intervention Indigenous Liaison Officer (EI ILO) Program is a national project hosted by Autism Queensland that aims to raise awareness and understanding of autism and disability in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. It is funded by The Department of Social Services. Read more.
For organisations & professionals
Following are a range of our services for organisations and professionals working with/supporting young children on the autism spectrum.
Autism Consultant Service
An autism consultant based at your centre to provide on-going flexible support to your centre and attending children who are on the spectrum. Download flyer.
Autism Queensland offers a range of customised services on a fee for service basis. This enables us to provide a flexible service that is structured to meet the needs of the client and other relevant stakeholders including schools and community organisations. Read more.
Specialist & Diagnostic Assessment Services
Comprehensive diagnostic assessments for ASD in children, adolescents/adults available at the Sunnybank Hills & Brighton Centres. These assessments are an integral part of the diagnostic process. Read more.
Group Programs for your children on the autism spectrum
Programs developed in collaboration with your early childhood team to meet the needs of the children on the autism spectrum attending your centre such as learning to play, school readiness, etc.
Individual support for children on the autism spectrum
Targeted programs addressing developmental and independence skills such as communication, toileting, eating and drinking, etc.
Autism Queensland delivers autism-specific workshops and specialised training services. Read more.
Targeted, short-term staff support
We can provide assistance with:
- Individual Planning
- Positive Behaviour Support Plans and behaviour interventions
- Development of Transition Plans
- Designing and implementation of environmental and curriculum adjustments
- Coaching and mentoring.