Early Autism Education (EAE) is an early developmental program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), related conditions and general learning delays that builds on each child’s strengths and interests to develop skills for life.

Our in-home or clinic-based sessions use teaching strategies tailored to suit your child’s own style of processing information. We focus on speech, communication, cognitive, play and social skills to enable children to engage in everyday life activities, education and social settings.

We feel privileged to be a part of each child’s learning journey and love helping families every step of the way.

This program may be covered under your child’s NDIS plan.

Benefits of early education

Children’s brains are very receptive to learning as the neural pathways necessary for speech and cognitive skills are developing. Research shows that we have the best chance to increase potential with developmental outcomes such as becoming verbal or succeeding in mainstream education within the early intervention window of zero to seven years.

We provide effective early education to help your child develop essential skills to lead functional, happy, and productive lives.

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We also believe in helping individuals at any age and stage of their learning journey. We provide ongoing support beyond the early intervention window, supporting you through school years and transitions through life and into adulthood.

Our curriculum

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EAE can help children with a range of needs from beginning through to advanced programs in all developmental areas.

We use structured and play-based learning to support your child to develop and use new skills as early as possible in a natural and functional way across everyday situations. We provide continuous supervision to ensure that all aspects of the program are running smoothly and updated.

The EAE educational pillars include:

  • Initial readiness: Learning to pay attention, imitate and cooperate with instructions.
  • Verbal communication: Including speech, conversation and social language.
  • Cognitive development: Including basic and abstract concepts and pre-academic skills.
  • Social skills and peer interaction: Learning play, social and friendship skills.
  • Life skills: Learning self-help and independence to prepare for school and beyond.

Our EAE Senior Supervisory Educator

Fiona Jackson has over 20 years of experience delivering autism education services in the Capital Region. Fiona and her exceptional team of passionate and experienced professionals work closely with children in one-to-one sessions designed to maximise learning time and provide positive outcomes for learners and their families.

Find out more

If your child needs a bit of support along their learning journey, contact us today to discuss how we can help your family by emailing eae@crcs.com.au, calling 02 6264 0200 or filling out the form below.