Who can go to a PlayConnect Playgroup?
PlayConnect Playgroups are available for families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Families that have a child aged from 0-6 years with ASD, or ASD like symptoms, are welcome to join a PlayConnect Playgroup. Your child does not need an ASD diagnosis to join.
What will happen at a PlayConnect Playgroup?
PlayConnect Playgroups meet weekly for two hours. During playgroup sessions, caregivers and children participate in a variety of play activities suited to the needs of children with ASD. Sessions are initially run by a Development Worker until the group over time becomes self-managed. Families will also receive information about other services for children with ASD.
How will PlayConnect Playgroup benefit our family?
Numerous studies have shown the value of playgroup of young children's social, cognitive, emotional and language development. Parents and caregivers say playgroups are useful because they help them connect with other families in similar situations.
Where are PlayConnect Playgroups located?
There are currently ten PlayConnect Playgroups operating throughout Queensland.
How can I find out more?
For more information on PlayConnect Playgroups, or to join your local PlayConnect Playgroup, please call Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882.
For more information about the early intervention available through the Australian Government Helping Children with Autism Package, visit www.fahcsia.gov.au/autism or call 1800 289 177.