Adelaide service to open in Brighton
Soon after establishing our high quality early intervention service in South Australia in 2014, AEIOU Foundation realised the need to better meet the needs of families of children with autism in the state by expanding our service.
With the support of South Australia’s biggest disability service provider, Minda, and a grant through the National Stronger Regions Fund, we are currently constructing a purpose built centre in Brighton, which will cater for 40 children with moderate to severe autism, and their families.
Due to open in November 2017, the $2.3million centre will house four classrooms, therapy rooms, a motor skills room, covered outdoor play facilities and a parent's training room and retreat.
The program will continue to be built on the AEIOU curriculum which acknowledges the Guidelines for Good Practice 2012 and provides each child with a minimum of 20 hours of early intervention transdisciplinary therapy each week.
Families currently attending AEIOU Huntfield Heights service will transition to the new centre. Our service recently received “exceeding expectations” in the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care Audit and, with our high quality program and staff we look forward to continuing to provide a high quality service in South Australia.
Meet our AEIOU Brighton Service Manager
As a manager of childcare facilities, with experience working with children with autism, Karen is a fabulous advocate for our children, parents and staff in Adelaide.
Her experience opening new childcare centres will greatly assist our move from Huntfield Heights to Brighton, and she has provided valuable input in to the relocation project.
Karen was also instrumental in ensuring AEIOU Huntfield Heights received “exceeding expectations” in the most recent rigorous assessment of our Adelaide service against the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care. The audit was undertaken by the Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia.
As well as managing the operations of our centre, Karen is available to talk with families about enrolment at AEIOU. Please contact her at (08) 8187 2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Meet our AEIOU Brighton Program Manager
After gaining valuable experience as a behaviour therapist in our Bray Park centre in Queensland, Audrey has relocated to South Australia to oversee the program at AEIOU Huntfield Heights/Brighton.
Audrey is an experienced Behaviour Therapist with a Bachelor or Psychology (Honours) and has a solid understanding of the AEIOU program and the transdisciplinary therapy we provide. As well as overseeing each child’s program, Audrey is responsible for the implementation of our parent training program.
She is passionate about working with children with autism and is currently expanding her knowledge through advanced studies in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis and plans to obtain certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Our transdisciplinary approach
At AEIOU Foundation, our program is consistent across all our centres.
Each child is provided access to a minimum of 20 hours transdisciplinary therapy each week (960 hours per year), provided by professionals who share responsibility in evaluating, planning and implementing supports to improve the capacity of each of our children with autism. Staff at each centre are overseen by a program manager, with the program directed through a centrally located AEIOU program coordinator team.
The program manager also implements the parent training program, which includes access to free workshops on topics most commonly requested, including behaviour, communication, mealtimes, toileting, transition to school, and more.
AEIOU Brighton Location
AEIOU Huntfield Heights will soon relocate from its Lindisfarne Road address to new, purpose built facilities. The new service, to be known as AEIOU Brighton, will be at King George Avenue, North Brighton.
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