The Parental and Community Engagement (PaCE) Project
The project offers Aboriginal families a safe environment to talk about autism and other behavioural and learning needs that may be affecting their child at home or school. We will do this by holding yarn ups and gatherings within local communities.
These yarn ups and gatherings involve the extended family and trusted service providers. Any decision about who to invite is made by each family of the child.
In 2012, yarn ups will be held in the Cranebrook, Campbelltown, Nowra, Hunter, Far North Coast, and Moree areas.
The project IS
- An opportunity to create a supportive network for families whose child has behavioural or learning needs.
The project is NOT
- An autism, behavioural or learning assessment
- A funding provider
About the PaCE project
PaCE aims to enhance the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to:
- Engage with schools and education providers to support improved educational outcomes for their children
- Build strong leadership that supports high expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students outcomes
- Support the establishment, implementation and ongoing progress of community school partnerships and
- Support and reinforce children’s learning at home
Want to find out more? Contact our Koori project officer.
M: 0448 821 135
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has been helping people with an ASD and their families since 1966.
This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations through the Parental and Community Engagement Program