Our first purpose-built centre, AEIOU Nathan opened in February 2010. Located on the grounds of Griffith University's Nathan campus, the centre’s construction was funded by the Australian Government as part of the Autism Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) initiative, with the fitout supported by local charity partners, the WANTZ Committee.
This centre now offers AEIOU's life-changing early intervention program to 48 children with autism, employing 26 staff members. This is a warm and welcoming centre, in a leafy setting. It has four classrooms, a motor skills room and three playgrounds, including a sensory garden which the children thoroughly enjoy exploring.
Service Manager Samantha Hayden holds a Bachelor in Early Childhood and a Graduate Certificate in Autism. At AEIOU, Samantha has been continuously inspired by the passion that each team member brings every day. “It's such a pleasure to work in an environment where every little success is celebrated by everyone. AEIOU is a family environment that continues to develop and nurture not only the children, but also the future of the education industry within this specialised field.”
Program Managers Ciann Slevin and Lian Judy manage the children's individual early intervention therapy programs. Ciann finds AEIOU both fun and rewarding, explaining the children constantly surprise her. “I’m amazed and inspired by the gains our children make. The passion of all of the team and the parents is incredible, and it’s humbling to see the growth the children and their families experience during their time with us.”
Contact AEIOU Nathan directly:
Building N77, Recreation Rd, Griffith University, Nathan Qld 4111
P 07 3320 7900
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri, 7am-5pm