14 March 2018
The ASDESI Carers’ Network – By Interchange Australia Consultant, Amber Hall
Initiated by the Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids (KKKK), the ASDESI Program (Autism Spectrum Disorder Education Support and Information) is an Interchange Australia program providing support services to children and young people (up to 18 years) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.
Since its inception in 2008, The ASDESI Program has supported over 33 local families each year.
One of the services provided is a monthly carers’ network at Springett House in Burradoo. Each carers’ network session focuses on a specific topic. This month’s topic focuses on useful strategies for life transitions by supporting children’s growth and development with life skills to positively adjust to change.
Our ASDESI Carers Network sessions are designed to:
• provide parents/carers the opportunity to gain information, share their experiences and strategies of building independence and enhancing the skills of their children;
• to develop support networks with other parents/carers and families;
• share ideas and strategies of transitioning into different life stages
• provide parents/carers with respite
• provide children the opportunity to socialise and meet new friends in a fun and engaging environment; and
• learn more about the wide variety of activities ASDESI and Interchange Australia offer for your child to participate in, including the ASDESI Holiday Kids Klub, music, drama, golf, tenpin bowling and much more!
Whilst parents are engaged in the session, children will have the opportunity to participate in fun supervised activities including games, art and sport.
The ASDESI Carers network provides a supportive empathic network for parents/carers to optimise their ability to support their children in achieving their full potential and inspire life success!
Attendance at the ASDESI Carers’ Sessions is free and light refreshments are served.
We encourage all existing ASDESI clients, parents and carers to attend these sessions along with anyone else who has yet to receive services from the ASDESI program who has a child in their family who would benefit from the services available.
For more information about our ASDESI Program and/or the ASDESI Carers’ Network, please contact Amber Hall on 4868 6677.