Therapy & Care
AEIOU Foundation is passionate about supporting families and creating bright futures for young children with autism. Your focus is our focus.
We specialise in teaching children functional communication and behaviour, social and independent living skills, including toilet training and mealtime support. Each child receives individual strategies focusing on goals which best support them to achieve long-term outcomes. We also help transition children to their next educational setting.
It’s our priority to support your whole family unit, so parents and carers at AEIOU receive regular support and training opportunities to achieve therapy goals in the home and community.
The early intervention therapies we employ are speech pathology, occupational therapy and behaviour therapy. Our curriculum is informed and guided by evidence, research and skilled professionals, including Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. This qualification is rare in Australia, as it is only available via international universities. Currently, senior analysts at AEIOU sponsor other staff members working toward this qualification.
Children receive high-quality, consistent early intervention and care, delivered by a team of autism specialists, including:
- Service Manager
- Program Managers
- Speech Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Behaviour Therapists
- Early Childhood Educators
- Learning Facilitators
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.
Helping children with autism live their best lives
Each team member takes great pride in their work and are equally proud of the children they support. Watch AEIOU Senior Behaviour Therapist, Anna Brodie, talk about a special moment working at AEIOU. The staff at AEIOU work with children and their families to achieve milestones and individual goals which can take weeks, months and years to realise. When they do, it's cause for celebration!
Benefits of AEIOU's early intervention program
After one year at AEIOU, our team has seen early intervention for children with autism leading to improved outcomes, with:
- 98.5% of children improving their overall communication skills
- Over 95% of children increased their early learning skills
- 96.9% of children improved their fine motor skills
- 66.7% of children are either fully toilet trained or progressing well with their toileting
- Increased social skills
- Improved daily living skills
- Increased independence