Life Skills Program
About Our Introductory Life Skills Program
Our Introductory Life Skills program has been designed by an experienced Occupational Therapist, Kate Horstmann, specifically for young autistic people looking to become more self-sufficient in the family home, preparing to move out or making improvements for those already living on their own. This program teaches skills such as problem solving, goal setting and self-reflection applied across practical areas such as self-care, domestic chores, scheduling or time management, budgeting, and community access.
Introductory Life Skills
Are you aged between 17 and 25 years?
Want to be more independent?
Do you need assistance with strategies to:
The transition into adulthood can be challenging and often stressful for young autistic adults.
In conjunction with an experienced Occupational Therapist, we’ve developed a program to guide and support you as you navigate your way to independence.
This program aims to support you to learn the skills required for independent living, including becoming more self-sufficient in the family home, preparing to move out or making improvements for those already living on their own.
This introductory program focuses on teaching essential foundation skills such as self-reflection, problem-solving and goal-setting applied across a range of areas including self-care, domestic chores, scheduling, budgeting and community access.
Emphasis is placed on addressing some of the barriers experienced by people living with autism including motivation, organisation and emotional regulation.
- People age 17 – 25 years
- Identify as autistic
- Good literacy skills (high school level)
- Ability to participate in the group environment.
The Life Skills program (Introductory) is a blended learning format with a 7-week duration. The program features 90 minutes of face-to-face learning weekly in Brisbane, facilitated by a trainer. This face-to-face component will also be converted to an online format (i.e. Zoom or Microsoft Teams) on an ongoing basis for regional/remote locations or where COVID-19* impacts Empower Autism’s capacity to deliver the program in person. In the face-to-face learning component, the program trainer teaches participants about each topic through a series of activities and group discussions.
The program is free to all participants.
This project has been made possible via the Department of Social Services Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Grant Round 2019.
The next intake for this program is Tuesday the 26th of April. Weekly sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 4.30 to 6.00pm.
Where: The Empower Autism Centre unit 1, 16 Yarraman Place, Virginia.
Register your interest now.
Register Your Interest
Register your interest to join the waitlist for the next intake of the Introductory Life Skills program.