How much does it cost?
The program relies on NDIS funding. 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.
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.
Why are the group numbers kept so low?
The one struggle, common to all 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?
NDIS supplies minimal funding for younger children to work on their independence and life skills. For this reason we have chosen to start the program with teens, until such time as we are able to seek funding from other sources.
Are you a teacher?
No I am not a teacher. I am a practicing Counsellor, Self-Care advocate, Mindfulness Coach, Art Therapist, Founder and Director of 'The Bad Mum's Movement' and a Mum of a 16 yr old ASD Boy and a 12 yr old girl.
I have created this program as a solution for my own son and hope that it can help many others who are in the same situation as us.
But they have 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. Our Independent Skills Support Workers are responsible for ensuring each participant attend these sessions.
How do I apply for a place for my teen?
Please submit an enquiry via the website 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 two programs.
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.
Can my child join in on one of the classes rather than the entire program?
Yes. W.I.L.L is a flexible program created to suit the needs of your teen. Attendance can be 1-5 days per week, depending on your teens support 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.
Having other people coming and going has the potential to disrupt the dynamics of the group and create anxieties that could otherwise be avoided.