Affirming Families - Helping Children with Autism - Melbourne City Mission

About this service

Affirming Families is an in-home Positive Behaviour support program for families who have a child with a diagnosis of Autism and display Behaviours of concern. In partnership with families we provide a positive approach that assists families to decrease behaviours whilst increasing their understanding of their child's diagnosis and presenting behaviours. We work with children under 7 who have a recent diagnosis of Autism as part of the federal governments 'Helping Children with AutismProgram'.

    • Service name

      Affirming Families - Helping Children with Autism - Melbourne City Mission

    • Phone

      9487 9238

    • Urgency levels

      Help, Looking for Support, Looking for Information

    • Service area

      Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton, Brimbank

    • Service hours

      Various times - contact service directly, Other Sessions are organized when the behaviours are happening eg: mealtimes, bed time etc..

    • Age group

      Maximum age 7 years

    • Eligibility criteria

      Autism Diagnosis Helping Children with Autism funding.

    • Interpreters

      Yes but requires booking in advance

    • Service type


    • Costs

      Contact service directly

    • Disability access


    • Outreach


More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

    • Participation length

      As Required

    • Staff profile

      Qualified Staff

    • Who can refer


    • Referral mode

      Yes - Completed on contact with Intake