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Chill is a peer mentor assisted social skills coaching program for young adults 18-24 years on the autism spectrum. Chill is a ten-week program, one 21⁄2 hour workshop per week for ten weeks.

Supported by peer mentors, our 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.

PROGRAM FOCUS

  • Conversations

         The rules

         Trading information

         Finding common interests

         Good questions to ask

         Are you listening?               

  • How to appropriately use humour

  • How to enter and exit group conversations

  • How to handle rejection and direct or indirect bullying

  • How to organise and have successful get-togethers

  • Developing friendship networks – identifying peer groups & activities in which to find sources of potential friends

  • How to handle arguments and disagreements

  • Dating

  • Good host / guest behaviour during get-togethers

  • Good sportsmanship

  • Strategies for handling bullying

  • How to use electronic forms of communication appropriately: texting, personal messaging, social media posting & emails

  • Strategies for altering a bad reputation

  • Managing rumours & gossip

 

BENEFITS

  • Establishing & developing new friendships through shared interests

  • Feeling less socially isolated

  • Owning a network of friends, not relying on others (family) to “get out”

  • Increased self confidence

  • Increased self esteem

  • Feeling of social independence

  • Improved sense of identity

  • Pressure is taken off family to be the sole source of participant’s entertainment & socialisation

  • Carers & family enjoy seeing their person being included and nurtured in other people’s lives

  • Social ability crosses into all life domains – ability to work with others, ability to study with others, ability to live with others, ability to be independent socially

THE TEAM

Our workshop leaders bring a wealth of experience using creative processes and sociodrama to coach and support young adults in social and communication skills. They are also experts in drama and performance making Chill very engaging, motivating and fun! Assisting Chill participants is our fabulous team of trained peer mentors who provide individualised support and social modelling.

CHILL CALENDAR 2019

TERM 1    28 January - 5 April

TERM 2    22 April – 28 June

 

TERM 3    15 July – 20 September

 

TERM 4    7 October - 13 December

 

TIME           Mondays       10:00am-12:30pm  

                                             3:30 - 6:00pm

                      Tuesdays        3.30 - 6:00pm

VENUE            90 Vulture Street

                           West End Q 4101

COST               $1,600.00 plus GST per term

Chill Out is a social networking program designed specifically for young adults 18-24 years old with autism spectrum disorders.  Chill Out uses a peer mentoring approach to provide participants with the support and guidance to access and engage in social events of their choice.  

 

HOW IT WORKS

Following enrolment in Chill, a participant can register for Chill Out. Once registered, you can choose from the Chill Out menu of social events and design your own social life.

One peer mentor supports four participants at each event.  Prior to the event, the peer mentor will assist the participant to target a specific social skill they wish to practise at the event as well as providing other support as needed.

 

EVENTS

  • Chill Out Dinners

  • Chill Out Music Concerts

  • Chill Out Theatre / Shows

  • Chill Out BBQs

  • Chill Out Beach

  • Chill Out Movies

  • Chill Out Sporting Events

  • Chill Out Games Nights

  • Chill Out Event e.g. Brisbane Ekka, Splendour in the Grass, Big Day Out

  • Chill Out Weekend Escapes

  • Chill Ahoy Cruises

BENEFITS

  • Establishing & developing new friendships through shared interests

  • Feeling less socially isolated

  • Owning a network of friends, not relying on others (family) to “get out”

  • Increased self confidence

  • Increased self esteem

  • Feeling of social independence

  • Improved sense of identity

  • Pressure is taken off family to be the sole source of participant’s entertainment & socialisation

  • Carers & family enjoy seeing their person being included in other people’s lives

  • Social ability crosses into all life domains – ability to work with others, ability to study with others, ability to live with others, ability to be independent socially

COST

$85.00 plus GST (per person / per event)

 
 

Chill Plus has been designed for participants who have completed at least one term of the Chill program and are looking to consolidate, extend and generalize their emerging social skills. Chill Plus challenges participants with more advanced modes of sociodrama, social skill scripting, structuring and recounting stories and anecdotes, rehearsing and performing social scenarios that are tailored to each participant’s needs.

BENEFITS

Supported by peer mentors, Chill Plus offers the following benefits:

  • Consolidation of emerging social skills

  • Generalisation of social skills

  • Growing repertoire of personal stories & anecdotes

  • Increased self confidence

  • Improved self insight

  • Reduced social isolation

  • Long-term friendship building with peer mentors & fellow participants

 

CHILL PLUS CALENDAR 2019

TERM 1    28 January - 5 April

TERM 2    22 April – 28 June

 

TERM 3    15 July – 20 September

 

TERM 4    7 October - 13 December

 

DAY           Wednesdays & Thursdays

TIME          3:30 - 6:00pm

VENUE         90 Vulture Street

                        West End Q 4101

COST              $1,600.00 plus GSTper term

                         

 

Chill On Stage is a two-week intensive drama program designed for young adults 18-24 years on the autism spectrum.

In the two-week intensive participants as an ensemble, create and devise scripts from their own experiences and interests, or choose an existing script from the Chill On Stage library of fun works, rehearse and then perform live on stage in a professionally produced theatre show. Our Chill On Stage leaders bring a wealth of experience in sociodrama, autism, the creative process, directing, live performance, and most importantly having fun!

Offered twice a year (a summer and spring season), Chill On Stage takes place everyday (9:00am – 3:00pm) for the two-week program.

 

BENEFITS

  • Consolidation and generalisation of social skills

  • Increased self confidence

  • Improved self insight

  • Growth in independence

  • Reduced social isolation

  • Gains in emotional development

  • Making new friendships

  • So much fun!

 

CHILL ON STAGE CALENDAR 2019

DATES        SUMMER SEASON (2 weeks)

                        Monday 7 Jan – Thursday 17 Jan 2019 (9:00am – 3:00pm daily)

                        Friday 18 January 1:00 – 8:00pm

                        Performance: Friday 18 Jan 7:00pm

               

 

                SPRING SEASON (2 weeks)

                        Monday 23 Sept - Thursday 3 Oct (9:00am - 3:00pm daily)

                        Friday 4 Oct 1:00pm - 9:00pm

                        Performance: Friday 4 Oct 7:00pm

 

TIME             9:00am – 3:00pm daily for 2 weeks

VENUE         90 Vulture Street

                        West End Q 4101

COST            $1,800.00 plus GST per term

 
 

Chill on the Grill is a peer mentor assisted cooking program for young adults 18–24 years on the autism spectrum. Chill on the Grill is a ten-week program, one 2.5 hour workshop per week for ten weeks.

Supported by peer mentors our interactive cooking classes focus on simple, easy to make healthy recipes that can be replicated at home. Chill on the Grill is all about becoming independent in the kitchen.

A pre-requisite to Chill on the Grill is completing a minimum of one term of the Chill foundation program.

HOW IT WORKS

Our fantastic cooking coach Taya Meeikeaw and our terrific team of peer mentors will use their expertise to provide modeling, prompting (visual and verbal) and hand on hand guidance to coach participants. Recipes are task analyzed breaking them down into manageable steps that are expressed in simple language and graphics.

Each week the class culminates in a shared meal in the dining room where conversation and the shared experience will bring participants together.

A Chill on the Grill recipe book is provided at the end of term for participants to take home and demonstrate their newly acquired skills.

BENEFITS

  • Independence in the kitchen

  • Cook for family & friends

  • Understanding nutrition & healthy food choices

  • Increased con dence & self-esteem

  • Social, social, social!

PROGRAM FOCUS

• Organisation skills – setting up
• Food preparation
• Reading, processing & following recipes
• Basic preparation skills of chopping, slicing & peeling • Plating a meal
• Table setting
• Sharing a meal
• Cleaning up
• Cooperation & sharing
• Nutrition fact for each meal
• Safety & hygiene

PROGRAM DETAILS - 2019

 

DATES

TERM 1          28 January – 5 April

TERM 2          22 April – 28 June

TERM 3          15 July – 20 September

TERM 4          7 October – 13 December

TIMES           

 

Fridays (there are 2 sessions to choose from) 10:00am – 12:30pm OR 2:00pm – 4:30pm

VENUE            Taya’s Kitchen - 18 / 254 South Pine Road, Enoggera Q 4051

COST               $1,700.00 per term

 

 

Chill Art is a social skills coaching program for young adults 18-24 years on the autism spectrum that uses the medium of visual art as its learning platform.

Chill Art is a ten-week program, with one 2.5 hour workshop per week for ten weeks.

Facilitated by a visual arts coach and supported by peer mentors, these interactive workshops use creative mediums such as painting, illustration, printmaking and collage to assist participants with abstract thinking, sensory regulation, self expression, social communication and fine motor skills.

A pre-requisite to Chill Art is completing a minimum of one term of the Chill foundation program.

HOW IT WORKS

Each workshop explores specific art elements and principles that are aligned with each participant’s goals in social communication and life skills. Just like all of the Chill programs, Chill Art will provide an inclusive, supportive and creative environment for each young adult. Each participant will produce their own work and chosen pieces will be exhibited at an end of term gallery showing.

BENEFITS

  • Establishing and developing new friendships

  • Feeling less socially isolated

  • Increased self-insight

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Improved social communication

  • Improved fine motor skills

  • Task perseverance while working independently

  • Sensory integration

  • Problem solving

  • Learning through observing

  • Appreciation of difference ​

  • Fun!

PROGRAM DETAILS - 2019

 

DATES

TERM 3          15 July – 20 September

TERM 4          7 October – 13 December

TIMES           

 

Tuesdays        10:00am – 12:30pm

VENUE            90 Vulture Street

                        West End Q 4101

COST               $1,700.00 + gst per term

 

 

Chill Money is a hands-on interactive program that coaches young adults on the autism spectrum, the essential life skill of managing money. The program takes each participant through the many facets of money management, including understanding the concepts of needs versus wants, money and value, saving, spending, budgeting and banking.

Chill Money ensures each participant develops the necessary knowledge and understanding of money, learns the skills required to manage their money and practises the behaviours that lead to healthy money habits.

Chill Money, like all Chill adjunct programs, places social skills at the fore of the curriculum. Chill Money takes place over two 10-week terms where a variety of learning platforms are used to include peer group problem solving activities, role plays and real-life simulations in both workshop and community settings.

The Chill Money team is well known in the West End community as we partner with many of the locals to use their businesses as a practice ground for real-life simulations.

PROGRAM FOCUS

• Needs versus wants

• Value of money

• Money comes in

• Money goes out

• Bills

• Budgeting & saving

• Credit

• Money advice

• Good habits / Bad habits

• Banking

BENEFITS

• Understanding key money concepts

• Ability to manage money day to day with a simple budget

• Savings plan for now and the future

• Appropriate spending

• Trusted source for money advice

• Grow in self-confidence with handling money in many settings

• Able to make informed decisions

• Problem solving and prioritising

• Increased social independence

• Improved self-confidence

• Less reliance on family

PROGRAM DETAILS ‐ 2019/2020

DURATION

One program takes 2 x 10-week terms

2.5 hours per week x 20 weeks

= 50 hours total

DATES

TERM 4          7 October – 13 December

TERM 1          28 January – 3 April

TERM 2          20 April – 26 June

TERM 3          13 July – 18 September

TIME

Wednesdays       10:00am – 12:30pm

VENUE        90 Vulture Street,

                         West End Q 4101

COST          $2,500.00 (total fee for 2 terms)

The Chill Money program is NDIS claimable under both core and capacity building support categories.