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Free social skills group for youth with autism

Thursday, 31 January 2019
Free social skills group for youth with autism
Official Government figures show that 1 in 68 children have an autism diagnosis, and the latest research shows that rates of autism are approximately 1-2 percent. Statistics show that boys are almost four times more likely to receive an accurate autism diagnosis than girls – a prominent gender difference.

Free social skills group for young people with autism ASK (Autism Spectrum Kids) is a social skills development group for young people aged 12–17 years on the Autism Spectrum. This free program offers a space for participants to learn skills for social problem solving and managing emotions in a small group setting.

Inspiro's social skills group for youth and teens is held at Inspiro in Lilydale


The group is for young people aged 12-17 who are are on the autism spectrum and is provided at no charge. The program is run by Inspiro Community Health and funded by the Yarra Ranges Council. Participants can learn skills to help solve social problems, manage emotions and interact with others in a variety of ways. 

The course is very popular and was at full capacity in 2018. 


Free social skills group for youth with autism

When: Tuesdays 4:30–6.00pm from 30th April to 18th June.

Where: Inspiro Lilydale - 17 Clarke St, Lilydale VIC

Cost: Free (this was a very popular program in 2018, places fill fast).

To refer: For more information contact our Youth Counsellors, Hayley, Vanessa or Sabatinie on 9028 0153. 



Teens with autism at higher risk of bullying, anxiety and depression



Inspiro's provides free counselling services for youth, young adults and teens.. Find out more here.

Inspiro’s Youth and Family Counselling service is funded by the Yarra Ranges Council


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If you live in any of the following suburbs you are eligible to participate in Inspiro's free social skills group for youth with autism

Badger Creek, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, Boronia, Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Croydon North, Croydon, Croydon Hills, East Warburton, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Healesville, Heathmont, Hoddles Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Kilsyth South, Kilsyth, Launching Place, Lilydale, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Millgrove, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Ringwood, Ringwood North, Sassafras, Selby, Seville, Seville East, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Wandin, Wandin North, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Warburton, Wesburn, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Valley, Yarra Glen, Yarra Junction and Yellingbo.