Theatre Performance – Kaleidoscope

Annie’s Centre is pleased to share information about an autism-friendly performance, “Kaleidoscope”, that is showing at Sydney Festival in January. The performance is inspired by the experiences of Ethan, a boy who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. On stage, Ethan is joined by five circus performers and together they explore the beauty of his world […]

Our team has expanded!

We have some exciting news to share – the Psychology team at Annie’s Centre is growing! There are now 6 Psychologists, who are all thrilled to be part of the team! The Psychology team now consists of: Dr Anne Chalfant, Clinical Psychologist- with an interest in developmental, emotional, and behavioural difficulties Dr Andrew Sheridan, Clinical […]

Top 5 List for Reading for the school holiday

Written by Sarah Welling, Receptionist. Please enjoy and share our Top 5 list for school holiday reading: Top 5 story books that target confidence building in kids: 1. Baby Tiger by Susan Hellard 2. A Very Proper Fox by Jan Fearnley 3. Wanda’s First Day by Mark Sperring 4. Silly Billy by Anthony Browne 5. […]

Top 5 (Free!) Ways to Spend Time with Your Kids

Written by Dean Spirou, Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant 1. Deliberately schedule in some one-on-one time Sounds straight forward but how often do we really spend uninterrupted one-on-one time with our children?  Children crave our undivided attention.  Deliberately scheduling in individual time with them is one of the best ways to build a […]

Top 5 Tips for Getting Children Back into the School Routine

​​Written by: Emma Ballantyne, Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant Are you still feeling like it is hard getting on top of the school routines now that Term 1 is underway? Here are our Top 5 suggestions for ways get back on track: 1. Plan ahead. Work out what needs to be done, what’s […]

Safer Social Media

Top 5 Tips for Parents to Ensure Safer Social Media use by Teens Written by Shristy Bastola, Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant Tuesday 9th February, 2016 is “Safer Internet Day”. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for ways to support and encourage safer social media use. 1. Befriend your teen! E.g., befriend them […]