Children with behavioural issues and their families can sometimes feel excluded from traditional playgroups.
All children are welcome at PlayConnect, and it is a safe, low stimulus, non-judgemental environment designed to cater to children with autism. Children without autism characteristics who would benefit from more social interaction are also very welcome.
PlayConnect is a facilitated, supported playgroup for children 0-6 years old, who may have autism-like characteristics, developmental delays in communication and social skills and/or behavioural or sensory issues.
PlayConnect ensures that young children have access to consistent, high quality social engagement on a regular basis.
PlayConnect's role is to provide informal support, connections with other parents, access to guest speakers and information on accessing support such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Early Childhood Intervention Services. PlayConnect has its own website where you can find more information. There are PlayConnect playgroups in all regions of Tasmania, and get details about groups in your region.
"Activities carried out by Playgroup Tas have raised awareness and increased the father inclusive capacity of local services."