How much does it cost?
The cost of the program varies, as each timetable is structured to meet the individual goals and needs of each participant.
We have been incredibly fortunate to have many Friends, Family, Qualified Teachers, Therapists and Professionals step forward to volunteer their time and services, this allows us to provide some sessions free of charge where otherwise there would be a fee.
In circumstances where NDIS funding is not available or does not fund the session, personal contribution will be required, however we endeavor to keep costs to an absolute minimum and these sessions are optional extras.
Each participant is charged for a 1:1 Support Worker, as per the current NDIS price guide.
If attending our Day Program, there is a small 'center fee', as per the NDIS price guide.
All costs are NDIS claimable under the following codes:
CORE 01 Assistance with Daily Living and 04 Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation.
CB 15 Improved Daily Living and CB09 Innovative Community Participation
In addition, any parent groups and information sessions can be charged to CB15 Improved Daily Living, Training for Carers/Parents.
Why are the group numbers kept so low?
The one struggle, common to most who are diagnosed with ASD, is their anxieties around social situations. If we limit group numbers and the group is very carefully created to ensure the individuals have common interests, there is more chance of success.
Why is this only for teens?
Whilst we would love to support all children, our skill set is predominately teens, so let's stick to what we do best!
Are you teachers?
No we are not teachers.
Our team is made up of a combination of skill sets and backgrounds, however most of us have personal interactions with autism within our immediate family or we ourselves are on the spectrum, and or have a background in education.
I am a practicing Counsellor, Self-Care advocate, Mindfulness Coach, Art Therapist, Founder and Director of 'The Bad Mum's Movement'. I have inattentive ADHD myself, am a Mum of a young man who is autistic (this is his preference of language) and a 12 yr old girl who has recently been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD.
I created this program as a solution for my own family and hope that it can help many others who are in the same situation as us.
But they have to be enrolled in school!
The law states that all children under the age of 16 must be in school. If your child is over 16, they are not required to be enrolled in school.
Our families choose to enroll their children in a multitude of educational programs in conjunction with the W.I.L.L program, including Home Education and or Distance Education. Whilst the program is not a school, included in the weekly timetable are sessions with Teachers to support their educational commitments, as required. Our Independent Skills Support Workers are responsible for ensuring each participant attend these sessions.
We also provide supports in the school setting, please talk to us if this is a service you are needing.
How do I apply for a place for my teen?
Please submit an enquiry via our enquiries page and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Due to demand, we cannot guarantee your child a placement, but we will do our very best to accommodate.
Are you running school holiday programs or other programs?
W.I.L.L runs three programs (for further information on any of these programs please contact us via our enquiries page)
W.I.L.L Day program: providing a safe place for teens who are disengaged from mainstream society.
W.I.L.L Community Outreach Program: provides families with crisis support, respite services and many other in home and community supports.
W.I.L.L Social activities: these activities usually run for a few hours. Some examples of activities we will be running in 2023 are movie nights, community outings, parent information evenings, etc.
Can my child join in on one of the classes or half days rather than the entire program?
Yes. W.I.L.L is a flexible program created to suit the needs of your teen. Each child has their own individualised timetable dependent on their support needs, interests and social needs.
Can I come and have a look around?
If you would like to take a look around, we welcome you, however, PLEASE make an appointment so I can provide the kids with a heads up.