We believe Carers deserve access high quality support services so that they can be the best parents to their child on the Autism Spectrum and value themselves. We develop our Carer Services based on what Carers express that they need. We are innovative in our approach and are privileged to walk alongside Carers when they need support or encouragement.
Spectrum Journeys Autism Hub
The Spectrum Journeys Autism Hub is a vibrant, warm and caring community hub where we hold Carer events and groups, innovative services and where amazing therapy professionals see their clients.
During the day, you will see Spectrum Journeys staff working on projects, facilitating programs or offering Carer Counselling to clients. Therapists will be seeing their clients and often we will have little people waiting for therapy with a Carer. At night, we hold Blessing Bag Creation Events, our Dads Connect Group and workshops to equip Educators and Carers.
Address - 15/286-288 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park 3116 (Behind King Swim)
Parent Connect for mums
This is a new 6 week parenting group for Mums to help you navigate your child's Autism diagnosis and beyond. We will be facilitating this group in multiple regions in 2019, thanks to the quality support from Bendigo Bank Community Branches.
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A newly established group for Dads of children with Autism seeks to support Dads (who are often overlooked in terms of support) and is led by a male facilitator (Social Worker) who has a child on the Autism Spectrum. The purpose is to build peer-based connections, reduce isolation, increase family resilience and to equip Dads with new skills on supporting their children with Autism.
Our Term 2 group has been funded by EACH and private donors.
CHIRNSIDE PARK GROUP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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New support groups
We look forward to holding another round of our Advocacy and Mentoring Group for Carers as well as developing new Support Groups. These will be held in multiple locations around the outer east and north of Melbourne.
CARER SUPPORT & ADVICE
Do you need a sounding board to work through some early childhood or primary school issues? Do you have a newly diagnosed child and don’t know where to start?
Our Carer Drop In is a great way to connect with professionals who can provide helpful strategies to support you. Carly, our Community Engagement Officer, is a wealth of experience. This is available from our Chirnside Park Hub.
For drop in times and appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This service has been funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria.
AUTISM CARERS COUNSELLING SERVICE
We are thrilled to offer Carer Counselling. Counselling is a great way to process a child's diagnosis, changes to your family and to support you to manage relationships.
Counselling appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays at our Hub in Lilydale. Appointments are for 50 minutes and cost $30 per session (up to 3 sessions at the reduced rate).
If you need to cancel your appointment, please provide 24 hours notice via telephone and leave a message on our message bank.
Call 0491 006 698 to make an appointment