6 August 2010

Researchers at UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre are offering a free program to parents of children aged two to nine with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Called “Primary Care Stepping Stones Triple P”, it is the latest version of the popular Stepping Stones Triple P program, designed specifically for parents of children with a disability.

This new program is shorter, with parents given four 30-minute sessions with a trained practitioner to target one or two specific problems they are experiencing with their child.

Researchers Cassie Tellegen, Professor Matt Sanders and Dr Kate Sofronoff said it was important that a range of different options were available for parents who may require some additional assistance in their parenting role.

“Having shorter, less intensive parenting programs on offer may be particularly useful for parents of children with ASD who are often already busy accessing a range of different services,” said project coordinator Cassie Tellegen.

If you are a parent of a child aged two to nine years who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and would like to find out more information, please contact Cassie Tellegen on 3365 8870, or visit the website.
Media: Cassie Tellegen (07 3365 8870, cassie@psy.uq.edu.au)