Social and Community Participation Support for Autism

Your questions on social and community participation support for Autism answered

Autism presents unique challenges and strengths to those who experience it. At Maple, we want to help you to explore and enhance your opportunities for social and community participation with the help of NDIS funding. 

Social and community participation can offer a vital role in the lives of children and adults with ASD. Fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging in community activities is not just beneficial, but essential for enhancing the quality of life and personal development of those with autism. 

Whether you’re a parent seeking new ways to involve your child in community activities, an adult with autism looking for opportunities to connect with others, or a professional seeking to broaden your understanding of autism support in the community, we want to provide a go to resource to help you.

Are you or a loved one eligible for NDIS funding?

How can we help the autistic community?

One of the most effective ways to support the autistic community in Australia is by promoting awareness and understanding of ASD. We can achieve this through educational programs, community resources for autism, workshops and media campaigns that dispel myths, share factual information, and highlight the experiences of people living with autism. 

Social isolation can be a significant issue for those living with autism. Community support for autism is integral for enhancing quality of life for those with ASD. By offering a network of resources, creating and promoting social groups, community activities, and events that are autism friendly can provide vital opportunities for social engagement. 

Community resources for people with autism - ranging from specialised education programs to therapeutic services- are essential for facilitating their development and integration into society. These activities not only help in building social skills but also help to provide a sense of belonging and community.

What is NDIS social and community participation?

We are a social species, who crave connection to others as a means to survive. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia includes an autism community support known as “Social and Community Participation.” 

This aspect of the NDIS is focused on supporting people with disabilities, including those with autism, to engage in social, community and recreational activities. It aims to enhance participants’ ability to participate in the community, develop skills, form bonds and nurture relationships with others. Some key elements include:

  • Access and support for participating in community activities such as local sports, community events, workshops or other group activities.
  • Developing and enhancing social skills crucial for building relationships, communication skills and overall social integration.
  • Promoting independence in the community such as learning to use public transport, navigating public spaces or managing social interactions independently.
  • Building confidence, self-esteem and a sense of achievement through participation in community and social activities. 
  • Inclusion and integration of people with disabilities into the broader community not only benefits us individually but also enriches the community as a whole.

To apply for NDIS funding and find out more about our social and community participation program for people living with autism, reach out to one of our highly knowledgeable staff members today

How much funding can you get from NDIS?

The Maple Commitment

Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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