StGiles operates the Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) to ensure young children with a diagnosis or symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to access high quality early learning within a day care setting.
ASELCC also have a role in providing parents with support in the care of their children and hope to give them the opportunity to participate more fully in the community. Through our affiliations with research programs and universities, the centre has a research component which will help achieve a better understanding of ASD.
Our service is one of six Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centres around Australia, and the only such centre in Tasmania.
The ASELCC is jointly implemented by the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Department of Social Services (DSS), formally known as the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).
The ASELCCs are an additional commitment to the Australian Government’s $190 million Helping Children with Autism package. We are operated by the StGiles Society.