Supporting families with children with autism or similar communication needs
PlayConnect Playgroups welcome families with child or children aged from 0-5 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or needs related to ASD, or developmental delay. Children do not need a formal ASD diagnosis to join a PlayConnect Playgroup and siblings (under school age) are also welcome.
PlayConnect playgroups are facilitated weekly sessions and provide:
– Safe, supported and appropriate play experiences and peer engagement opportunities for children
– A space for parents, siblings and extended family to connect with and learn from other families
– Access to information and resources and links to services in the community
Like most other playgroups, PlayConnect playgroups meet weekly for around two hours. No referral is required and the playgroups are free of charge to families.
“When I first started going, I didn’t know anyone else with a child with communication and social delays, so meeting other parents was great…”
– Parent member of a PlayConnect Playgroup
PlayConnect playgroups are currently operating in the following WA areas:
For further information:
While no referral is required it is recommended that you first contact the Playgroup WA Hotline on 1800 171 882 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PlayConnect is delivered locally by Playgroup WA and funded by Playgroup Australia who coordinate the national PlayConnect Playgroups Program.