“The child’s family are their most important teachers…” Dr Joan Curtis, Founder 1968
“The child’s family is their most important teacher …” Dr Joan Curtis, Founder 1968
We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation supporting young people and their families living with autism.
A unique chance for families to spend time together in a supported and accepting environment while working towards their NDIS goals. Each child with autism is supported by an individual worker for the duration of the camp.
Mansfield Autism Practitioner
The MAP in-home service is a transdisciplinary behaviour support model working within the home to deliver support at the key times for families – mealtimes, transitions from school, morning routines, sleep routines and self-care.
Therapeutic Behaviour Support Placement
An intensive 24/7 model of therapeutic support over a nine-week period, providing a highly supportive and consistent environment structured to reduce anxieties and build capacity to learn new skills.
An early intervention program for pre school children as well as three classrooms for students up to the age of 18. We also have specialist teachers to take students in music, yoga, equine facilitated learning and massage.
Dookie is a secondary school campus with a focus on building strengths and relationships. We emphasise the development of skills for general health and wellbeing to enhance an individual’s self-esteem and confidence.
Programs include Outreach, Respite and School Leavers Employment Scheme (SLES) for local people with autism focusing on developing independence skills, access to the local community and developing confidence within it.
We offer a wide range of services for individuals and families living with autism, designed as a ‘wrap-around’ model – each service complementing and enhancing the quality of care and support we provide our clients.
Based in Mansfield, we offer a statewide service to the whole of Victoria. Our locally based services operate within the heart of the Mansfield community, enjoying the idyllic location and the warm community support. We also recognise the importance of working within the family home and provide an in-home service throughout Victoria to join in the lives of our families.
Mansfield Autism is staffed by a group of professionals who are passionate about upholding and promoting the unique culture of Mansfield Autism. We aim to enhance a client’s quality of life by building skills of independence through a strengths-based approach.
'Wrap-around' model of service
Unique MAP in-home service
Centre of excellence for autism
The child's family is their most important teacher
Mansfield Autism are committed to promoting and protecting at all times the best interests of children and young people involved in its programs. Any child having contact with Mansfield Autism, has the right to feel safe and be safe. The well-being of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse.