Our Programs


Our Education / Learning Mentor Programs


Our Front-Loading Program is equipping our students with the tools to excel in their tertiary education journey, whether in TAFE, RTO, University, or Secondary School settings. What are the advantages of front-loading? We assist participants in leveraging their existing knowledge and experiences to enhance their learning outcomes. We guide participants in setting clear goals and intentions for their upcoming academic endeavours. By front-loading, we ensure that expertise is shared with participants prior to the commencement of activities, rather than relying solely on program leaders to provide support during classroom sessions. This proactive approach sets our students up for success by empowering them with essential skills and knowledge before they even step into the classroom.


The Autism Goals Executive Functioning Support Program is meticulously crafted to bolster the academic journey of students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It offers tailored interventions and strategies to fortify executive functioning skills crucial for academic success, including organization, planning, time management, impulse control, and emotional regulation. Through evidence-based practices and personalized support, students with ASD are empowered to navigate their courses of study with increased efficiency and confidence. This program equips them with indispensable tools to excel academically, fostering independence and overall well-being both in educational settings and beyond.


Autism Goals' School readiness programs play a pivotal role in facilitating a smooth transition for young individuals into the primary years of their education, thereby addressing the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum. These programs are strategically designed to foster essential skills and competencies vital for academic and social success in a school environment. By providing targeted support in areas such as communication, social interaction, and emotional regulation, these initiatives empower individuals with autism to navigate the complexities of the educational setting with confidence and competence. Moreover, the structured nature of these programs helps establish routines and familiarity, mitigating potential anxieties associated with change and unfamiliar environments. As a result, participants not only acquire foundational academic skills but also develop crucial adaptive behaviours and self-management strategies essential for lifelong learning and independence. Through a comprehensive approach encompassing individualized instruction, specialized interventions, and collaborative partnerships with families and educators, Autism Goals' School readiness programs contribute significantly to the holistic development and educational attainment of young people on the autism spectrum, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment conducive to their overall well-being and success.


Autism Goals' Home School Support Programs have emerged as a crucial intervention for students who have struggled to manage the cognitive demands of mainstream schooling. Through the dedicated guidance and expertise of learning mentors provided by Autism Goals, students have found renewed engagement in their educational journey. These professional and qualified educators collaborate closely with students and their families to tailor the curriculum according to individual interests and strengths, thus fostering a sense of ownership and agency in their learning process. Evidence suggests that this personalized approach has yielded significant success, with many students demonstrating remarkable progress and achievement. Some have successfully reintegrated into mainstream schools, while others have pursued alternative learning pathways better suited to their needs. Central to the efficacy of this program is its emphasis on rebuilding students' self-efficacy, self-value, and self-worth as integral members of the Autism Goals Learning Community. This holistic approach not only enhances academic outcomes but also nurtures a positive sense of identity and belonging, ultimately empowering students to thrive academically and personally.


Autism Goals' transition programs, spanning from Year Six to Year Seven and from pre-school to prep, constitute integral components of comprehensive support aimed at facilitating smooth transitions for students on the autism spectrum. These programs are meticulously crafted to address the unique needs and challenges encountered during critical educational milestones. By providing targeted interventions and personalised support, Autism Goals equips students with the necessary skills and strategies to navigate the complexities of transitioning between educational levels seamlessly. Through structured orientation activities, social skill development, and individualised transition plans, students are empowered to build confidence, establish peer relationships, and adapt to new academic environments effectively. The benefits of these transition programs extend beyond academic preparedness, fostering emotional resilience, self-advocacy, and a sense of belonging within the school community. Research indicates that students who participate in such transition programs demonstrate increased academic achievement, enhanced social integration, and improved overall well-being, highlighting the significant positive impact of Autism Goals' tailored approach to transition support.


Learning mentors play a crucial role in supporting students across various educational programs, including TAFE, RTO, University, and Secondary Schools, by bolstering their executive functioning skills. These mentors provide personalised guidance and strategies to help students develop essential cognitive processes such as organisation, time management, task initiation, and self-regulation. By working closely with students, learning mentors assist them in setting realistic goals, breaking down complex tasks, and implementing effective study routines. As students refine their executive functioning skills under the guidance of mentors, they become more adept at navigating the demands of their academic programs. Ultimately, this enhanced executive functioning contributes significantly to their overall success, empowering students to achieve their academic aspirations and excel in their chosen fields of study.


Autism Goals assumes a multifaceted role within the young person's care team and as integral members of the student support group, embodying a collaborative approach to comprehensive support. Functioning within these frameworks, Autism Goals professionals contribute their expertise and insights, enriching the collective efforts aimed at addressing the diverse needs of the young student. By actively engaging with other caregivers, educators, therapists, and stakeholders, Autism Goals fosters synergy and alignment in support strategies, ensuring a holistic and cohesive approach to the student's well-being and development.

Through regular communication, shared goal setting, and coordinated interventions, Autism Goals enhances the effectiveness of support initiatives, maximising opportunities for the student's growth and success. Moreover, the collaborative ethos cultivated within these groups nurtures a supportive and inclusive environment where the young student feels valued, understood, and empowered. By working in partnership with diverse stakeholders, Autism Goals cultivates a sense of collective responsibility and commitment to the student's holistic development, ultimately promoting positive outcomes and enhancing the overall quality of support provided.


Advocating for students with disabilities is paramount in ensuring equal access to education and fostering an inclusive learning environment. By advocating for the needs of these students, we uphold their fundamental right to a quality education and empower them to reach their full potential. Students with disabilities often face unique challenges, ranging from physical barriers to social stigma, that can impede their academic progress. Advocacy efforts aim to address these barriers by promoting accommodations, resources, and support services that facilitate their learning and participation. Moreover, advocating for students with disabilities fosters a culture of empathy, understanding, and acceptance within educational institutions, enriching the educational experience for all students. Ultimately, advocating for students with disabilities is not only a matter of social justice but also a vital step towards creating an inclusive society where every individual is valued and afforded equal opportunities to succeed.


Providing consultancy for students with disabilities is essential to ensure that their unique needs are adequately addressed and supported within educational settings. Consultancy services offer specialised expertise and guidance to educators, administrators, and support staff on best practices for accommodating diverse learning needs. By engaging in consultancy, educational institutions can develop inclusive policies, practices, and programs that cater to the specific requirements of students with disabilities. Consultants can offer valuable insights into accessible curriculum design, assistive technology integration, and individualised support strategies, ultimately enhancing the overall learning experience for students with disabilities. Furthermore, consultancy facilitates collaboration between stakeholders, fostering a culture of collaboration and mutual understanding that benefits all members of the educational community. In essence, providing consultancy for students with disabilities is a proactive approach to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in education, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Relationship Building


Our Friendship Program covers topics such as: What is friendship? What is bullying? How can I be a good friend? This offers young people the opportunity to explore their own experiences and develop skills to foster meaningful friendships.


Like all teenagers, autistic teenagers need to learn about respectful relationships. These relationships are essential to healthy sexual and emotional development. By pointing out relationship red flags, in a safe and critical way, we support young people to navigate successfully healthy relationships.


This program aims to develop young people's communication skills focussing on areas such as: listening, negotiating, compromising, initiating and concluding conversations. The program places young people in a group setting to practice these skills.
Autism Goals acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.
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