Our Gold Coast centre enrols 40 children with autism on a full-time basis, employing 21 staff members. The centre features four classrooms and a spacious and shady playground. The centre also features a motor skills room and a parent room.
The bright and vibrant centre opened in 2014, but AEIOU first came to the Gold Coast in 2012, offering early intervention by leasing a classroom at a local Goodstart Childcare centre.
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 Lauren Reddington has been with AEIOU Foundation for four years. Lauren, a teacher, is also skilled in leading her centre’s therapy team, and manages the program’s delivery and outcomes for the children from November 2017 until the centre recruits a new program manager in early 2018. While Lauren is seconded to the role, Assistant Manager Helen Dougall, who has been with AEIOU four six years, will support the management of centre operations during this time.
Lauren says she thoroughly enjoys being part of the AEIOU team. “I love working with families and seeing the children gain skills. This is a wonderful community to be part of, and giving hope and support to families that may not have had any is the greatest reward.”
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri - 7am - 5pm
Contact AEIOU Gold Coast directly:
11 Byth Street, Arundel, QLD 4214 - see map
P 07 5618 5888 // 0448 515 220; F 07 5579 8040