Our Gold Coast centre enrols 40 children with autism on a full-time basis, employing 22 staff members. The centre features four classrooms and a large, shaded playground. The centre also features a motor skills room, a play skills room and a parent room.
AEIOU first came to the Gold Coast in 2012, offering early intervention through a local Goodstart Early Learning Childcare centre. The bright and vibrant centre we know of today opened in 2014.
The centre is a result of local community support, with Chain Reaction Bike Challenge participants cycling 1,000 kilometres over seven days in order to help raise the capital for construction. The centre fitout was aided by long-term supporters the WANTZ Committee.
Service Manager Azra Halilovic has been with AEIOU Foundation since 2012 in a number of roles. Today, Azra leads her centre’s therapy team and upholds our standards in service delivery. Azra enjoys how the AEIOU Gold Coast team can learn and grow together. Azra says, “You lean on each other and learn from each other. As they say ‘Alone, we can do little. Together, we can do so much.’ To me, a team is a family!”
Program Manager Sabine Glynn manages the program’s delivery and outcomes for the children. Sabine enjoys being part of the AEIOU team and finds joy in each day at the centre. “Going into a classroom and seeing a child succeed in an area they had previously struggled in still gives me goosebumps all over. It’s incredible that I get to be part of a team where, each day, we are helping children achieve their goals and their full potential.”
Assistant Manager Helen Dougall, who has been with AEIOU for six years, also supports the management of centre operations.
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- AEIOU's therapy and care service
- Accessing our service
- AEIOU is a registered NDIS provider
- Upcoming workshops - for AEIOU families (children enrolled or waitlisted) and community/professionals/NDIS
- Upcoming open days
- Express interest in enrolment
Contact AEIOU Gold Coast directly:
11 Byth Street, Arundel Qld 4214 - see map
P 07 5618 5888 / 0448 515 220 F 07 5579 8040
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 7am-5pm
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