Local families are invited to step into the world of early intervention service for autistic children when AEIOU Foundation Bundaberg opens its doors to the community for its open day on March 22.
AEIOU Foundation provides early intervention and specialised childcare for children with autism aged 2 to 6 years.
Prospective families, carers and allied health professionals are welcome to visit the Bundaberg’s AEIOU centre in Branyan to witness firsthand the dedicated team and innovative program in action.
AEIOU Foundation Bundaberg strives to empower children to gain vital skills, independence, and confidence, while promoting inclusivity.
Local mum Ashleigh Williams knows the benefits of AEIOU’s program as her sons Amias and Asaiah are both autistic and they attended the AEIOU Foundation Bundaberg.
Ashleigh said Amias’s meltdowns used to affect the whole family and made it difficult to attend childcare, until AEIOU’s Bundaberg centre transformed their lives.
“I became his therapist and educator because it was impossible for him to attend childcare,” Ashleigh said.
“For us, AEIOU has been a safe place for two of our children to learn and gain new skills, when nowhere else would or could.
“With AEIOU, I’m able to be a mother, and not a therapist.”
AEIOU Foundation Bundaberg has a unique curriculum that combines speech pathology, occupational therapy, positive behaviour support, the early years learning framework and a lot of play to help children develop essential life skills and foster independence, confidence and inclusion.
AEIOU Bundaberg open day will provide families with a centre tour to explore the facilities and early intervention practices, a meet-and-greet with autism specialists and details around the evidence-informed and integrated therapy, education and care program.
AEIOU Foundation Bundaberg open day
When: 10 am to noon on Wednesday, 22 March
Where: AEIOU Bundaberg 6 University Dr, Branyan
To register: click here
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