Recreation & Adventure
SASI offers community-based recreation and respite to families and carers of participants with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Staff are highly trained in dealing with Autism-specific behaviors if and when they arise. All outings are supervised with a participant-to-staff ratios suited to each individuals needs.
SASI’s recreation/respite program participation is funded either by the Department of Health and Human Services or the Nation Disability Insurance Scheme. This funding allows us to provide staff support for
Recreation and Respite Services
SASI offers a variety of community-based recreation/respite services including:
School Holiday Programs
- Saturday Activities
- School Holiday Programs
- 1:1 in-home and community-based support
- Other options as negotiated with SASI’s program coordinator
SASI offers outings for clients with diverse abilities, interests, ages, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Recent outings included:
- Melbourne Show
- Melbourne Star
- Mornington Railway
- A range of animal farms
- Melbourne Zoo
Demand for placement in SASI’s community-based recreation/respite programs is high. There may be a waiting period.
Note: Weather conditions and demand can sometimes force us to alter programs without notice.
SASI runs regular Saturday recreation activities aimed to meet the needs of people with ASD. These are designed to suit groups of people with similar interests, ages and abilities.
SASI hosts two camps per year for people with higher and lower support needs -respectively. Each camp runs for three days and two nights and are usually housed in holiday homes. Most participants are aged 15 and above.
The most recent locations included Sorrento, Phillip Island, Queenscliff and Geelong. The camp program includes some set activities each day. Participants can also choose the local attractions they wish to explore. Typical camp activities include surfing, horse riding, adventure parks, beach walks and BBQs.