Chill Foundation
Autism Social Skills

Chill Foundation

Chill is a strength-based social skills coaching program for young adults 18+ on the autism spectrum.

Supported by peer mentors, our interactive workshops use video illustration, peer demonstrations, role-play and social situation rehearsals. The program uses popular mediums of drama, music, film and social media to engage participants in a fun and creative experience.

Participants are streamed into workshops according to their current skills and capacity. Participant streaming maximizes the opportunity for our young adults to make connections with their peers during the program and establish new friendships.

About

Program focus

Conversations

  • The rules
  • Trading information
  • Finding common interests
  • Good questions to ask
  • Are you listening?
  • How to join & leave a conversation
  • Body boundaries
  • Voice volume & eye contact
  • Group conversations
  • Phone conversations

Handling Rejection

Dating

Empathy

Compliments

Social media/texting/messaging

The team

Our workshop leaders bring a wealth of experience using creative processes and sociodrama to coach and support young adults in social skills. They are also experts in drama and performance making Chill very engaging, motivating and fun!

Travelling on the Chill journey with your young adult is our fabulous team of trained peer mentors who provide individualised support and social modelling.

The benefits
  • Establishing and developing new friendships
  • Feeling less socially isolated
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved sense of identity
  • Social independence
  • Find your tribe
  • Lots of fun!

The details

 

Dates 2024

Term 1  22 January – 28 March
Term 2 15 April – 21 June
Term 3  8 July – 13 September
Term 4  30 September – 6 December

Times

2.5 hour workshop | once a week

Mondays
10:00am – 12:30pm

Tuesdays
10:00am – 12:30pm

Thursdays
2:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue

Chill Studio
29 Rogers Street
West End Q 4101

Fee

$2,400 per term