We are excited to announce that Autism Awareness Australia and Code Blue for Autism are partnering to bring you Chill Online.
Because Code Blue for Autism and Autism Awareness Australia believe that everyone deserves to find their tribe.
What is Chill Online?
Chill is a strength based social skills coaching program for young adults 18 plus on the autism spectrum. It’s currently offered as face-to-face workshops (in Brisbane) however the program has been adapted so that we can now deliver it as an online home-based model, making it accessible to young autistic adults across Australia.
Supported by peer mentors, these online interactive workshops use video illustration, peer demonstrations, role-play and social situation rehearsals.
The program uses popular mediums of drama, music, film and social media to engage participants in a fun and creative experience. This is far from your average social skills program!
In addition to learning new skills, Chill Online gives participants the opportunity to connect with their peers, grow friendships, be supported and respected, have fun and build their confidence.
“Chill has helped me to become more independent.”
- Louise, Chill participant
Our Pilot Program
This one-year pilot program is subsidised by the NDIS through an ILC grant, which means we have the rare opportunity to offer participants a significantly reduced fee to take part. The fee is also NDIS claimable.
The Chill Online streams on offer for term one are Chill Foundation (mandatory), and
Chill on the Grill. In term two and three, Chill Plus and Chill Money will also be available (see below visual and click on programs to find out more).
It also means places are limited! It also means places are limited! If you are interested in joining Chill Online, follow our enrolment steps found here.
TERM 1 PROGRAMS
TERM 2 & 3
Important things to know about Chill Online…
The program is open to young autistic adults aged 18yrs plus across Australia
The program will be held 100% online, so access to the internet and a laptop/computer/tablet are essential.
Term one will commence on the 4th of October 2021 and runs for 10 weeks.
During Term one there are 2 programs on offer – Chill Foundation (mandatory) and Chill on the Grill
Chill Foundation is a mandatory program for all Chillies (participants)
This is a one-year pilot program, which is subsidised by the NDIS through an ILC grant.
There is a reduced fee of $500 per program per term, which is NDIS claimable.
The program fee is covered under following NDIS support categories
CORE - (1) Assistance with Daily Life (includes SIL) and (4) Assistance with Social & Community Participation
CAPACITY BUILDING - (9) Increased social and Community Participation, (11) Improved Relationships and (15) Improve Daily Living
Once you’ve submitted your enrolment form you will be contacted to make an appointment for an online Zoom enrolment meeting to ascertain your placement.