Autism West moves to Fremantle Hospital, giving locals better access

Tania Rodwell (Toby Project Manager, Louise Sheehy (Acting CEO), Janine Ripper (Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator),Carmel Olsen (Social Work student placement) and Mandy Orso (Office Administrator). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d471997
Tania Rodwell (Toby Project Manager, Louise Sheehy (Acting CEO), Janine Ripper (Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator),Carmel Olsen (Social Work student placement) and Mandy Orso (Office Administrator). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d471997

LOCALS can now have better access to important autism services, with Autism West recently moving into the area.

Moving from Mosman Park to the Fremantle Hospital, Autism West’s new centre will soon include a sensory space, quiet zone and gaming zone on top of all the programs needed to help young people living with autism.

Autism West acting chief executive Louise Sheehy said the new centre would help them to help children, teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum.

“Autism West has grown significantly in the last three years and now services 100 participants weekly with our social groups, the majority of which are based here in Fremantle,” she said.

“Our new Centre will be purposely designed to accommodate individuals on the spectrum and Autism West hopes to increase the number of social groups in Fremantle given its central location and the population.

“Aside from being the location of our head office, Autism West will be providing Creative Skills, Telethon Holiday Makers Program, Step into Social, Adults Coding, AWESOME Group and YES Group services out of Fremantle, with more planned in the future.”

The new centre is at 2 Alma St, Fremantle.

Visit www.autismwest.org.au for more information.