Autism West

41 Broadway, Nedlands   (08) 63891833
Overview

Autism West Support Inc is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to people who are affected by Autism. Olympian Geoff Huegill

In Brief
  • Organisation Type: Not-for-profit
In Detail

We aim to provide families with the practical and emotionalsupport and tools they need to help their child reach their full potential and intergrate effectively within their community.

AUTISM AWARENESS
In addition to offering support services, it is a principal aim of Autism West to heighten community awareness through education programs and events to create understanding in the community about Autism.

Autism is a term used for a number of developmental disabilities called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a life-long neurobiological disorder that affects how the person percieves and interprets their world, particularly the social environment.

The symptoms of ASD vary and can range from mild to severe, but most children on the spectrum show difficulties with:

  • Social Interaction
  • verbal and non verbal communication
  • repetitve behaviours or limited interests

VISION

"To enrich the lives of people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder"

MISSION

Offering best practice & innovative services

  • Targeted toward children of school-age
  • Building community understanding
  • Providing advocacy and advisory services to families of ASD-affected people of all ages
  • Enabling research & development