What is PlayConnect?

PlayConnect Playgroups offer play-based learning opportunities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or ASD like characteristics and create extended social support networks for their families and carers. These Playgroups will also connect families and carers to resources available in their local area and to other elements of the Australian Governments ‘Helping Children with Autism’ package.

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The Resources are available to assist Parents, Carers, Professionals and STOs with early intervention programs which are part of the Australian Government’s ‘Helping Children with Autism’ package.

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ASDetect

Sign up today! Are you a parent of a child aged 11-30 months? Monitor your child’s early social-communication milestones using ASDetect, a FREE award-winning app developed at La Trobe University. ASDetect empowers parents and caregivers to monitor children’s...

We would like to introduce our Masters Student Bec…

Hi all, welcome to my first blog, I will be writing one each week for the next eight weeks. Let me introduce myself - I’m Bec, doing my Masters in Occupational Therapy (OT). I will be popping up in various forms - on the early intervention website, at playgroup...

Relationships Matter: The Social and Economic Benefits of Community Playgroups

Community playgroups have been a feature of Australia’s early childhood education and care landscape for at least forty years. Community playgroups (hereafter referred to as playgroups) have a significant presence in Australian communities. As this report shows,...

40 years of Playgroup – Celebrating our story of connecting Communities

The joy of this is that the wider community benefit is not the intent of the community playgroup rather it is an inevitable consequence of it. This celebratory publication is a collection of stories, articles, evidence and case studies to highlight and support the...

It takes a village to raise a child

The importance of play for a child’s development is well established, indeed, play is considered so important for childhood development that it has been recognised by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a basic right of every child. Accordingly,...

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For information about PlayConnect Playgroups in your local area contact your State or Territory Playgroup Association on 1800 171 882 (toll-free).

Contact Playgroup Australia.

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