Book a half hour Autism CHAT with a Children’s Autism Foundation Family Consultant. Meet with one of our friendly, experienced consultants for a relaxed session to discuss any issues or questions you have related to autism (eg. behaviours, school, anxiety, communication, social skills, diagnosis, toileting, sleeping etc). These sessions are designed with a focus on your family, equipping you with the strategies & information you need to be able to support your child and be confident in your parenting. Includes follow-up support by phone, email or Zoom.
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Monday 28th September, Manurewa
Thursday 1st October, Onehunga
Wednesday 7th October, Mangere
Wednesday 21st October, Manukau
Friday 23rd October, Hamilton
Thursday 5th November, Onehunga
Wednesday 25th November, Manurewa
Thursday 3rd December, Onehunga
Wednesday 9th December, Otahuhu
Should I bring my child to my CHAT session? You are welcome to attend with or without your child.
Can I bring my pre-schooler to my CHAT session? Yes, younger children are welcome, we have a toybox to keep them busy!
Does my child need to have an Autism diagnosis? Yes, our CHAT sessions are provided to whanau of children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, you are welcome to make an appointment if you are currently on the pathway to diagnosis or need advice around seeking a diagnosis.
What happens if I need to cancel my CHAT session? You can cancel your CHAT at any time but please phone or email us so that we can offer the slot to another family on our waiting list.
What can I expect from my CHAT session? This session is an opportunity for you to discuss any issues or challenges that you may be facing as a parent or caregiver of a child with Autism. Our Family Consultant may be able to provide you with information, tips, tools and strategies to enable you to better support your child and whanau at home, at school and in the community.
Is there a charge for my CHAT session? Our Autism CHAT sessions are provided by donation. We are a Charitable Trust and rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us continue our great work supporting families. If you are able, we suggest a donation of $20 per session.