Newcastle and Central Coast Programs for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Professional Care Supports is offering a speciality program for young adults on the Autism Spectrum. The Apollo Program is a 16-week program, run over 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
As a specialty program designed in collaboration with people on the Autism Spectrum and their families, the Apollo Program will prepare you with life skills, to get you ready to join the workforce.
Body Language and Friendships
How to organise and keep successful friendships
Body language and cues
Conversations and Humour
Entering and exiting conversations and what to talk about
How to deal with humour and the appropriateness of it
Dating and Internet Safety
Dating, the internet and how to be safe in the cyber world
Dealing with People
Disagreements, agreements, reflection, bullying and dealing with gossip
The Apollo Program introduces young adults to skills including body language, learning about themselves, reflective of biology, practical life skills, voting etc.
UCLA Peer Program for Social Skills
If you are a young adult on the Autism Spectrum, you may want to answer the following questions:
- How do you make friends?
- How do you maintain a romantic relationship?
- How do you deal with bullying and peer pressure?
This course will answer all these questions and more.
What’s Covered by the UCLA Peer Program
As a speciality program for young adults on the autism spectrum, Professional Care Support offers this 16-week course to promote positive and supportive behaviours for post-school NDIS participants. The Peer Program is a certified social skills course from the University of California, and is facilitated by a social worker and youth coaches.
Funds can be sourced from your NDIS Plan. This course is run twice-yearly March and July, and goes for 3 days per week over 16 weeks.