The Learning For Life Autism Centre Inc.

The Learning For Life Autism Centre

The Learning for Life Autism Centre provides the highest standard of Autism services, based on the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA therapy), to help children with Autism and their families reach their full potential, regardless of their financial circumstances. We deliver these services throughout Melbourne and into rural Victoria.

Our fundraising helps cover the costs of our intensive, early intervention, ABA programs for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from financially disadvantaged families.

Nearly 30 years of clinical research supports ABA's effectiveness in helping children with ASD become as functional as possible within their families, schools and society overall. The Australian government's 2012 'Guidelines for Good Practice' for children with Autism acknowledges ABA as the only effective early intervention therapy based on established research evidence.

However, because ABA costs up to $200,000 for a standard two-year program, it is too expensive for children from financially disadvantaged families.

How will the funds be used?

Your contribution will help fund the ABA therapy for a child with Autism in financial need.

Just $60 funds an hour of therapy that child would not receive otherwise.

Key Areas of Expenditure

  • ABA program design based on the child's individual skill needs.
  • Therapist training and wages to deliver the programs.
  • Ongoing program supervision and program reviews with families.
  • Parent training in ABA strategies.
  • Program consultation with the US-based Lovaas Institute, a globally recognised, pioneering organisation in ABA research and therapy delivery.
  • Cognitive, adaptive behaviour and language skills assessment testing.

Contact Details

25-27 High Street South
KEW VIC, 3101

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.