Autism Budgeting Skills

Chill Money

Chill Money is a hands-on interactive program that teaches the essential life skill of managing money. 

The program takes each participant through the many facets of money management, including understanding the concepts of needs versus wants, money and value, saving, spending, budgeting and banking. 

Chill Money ensures that each participant develops the necessary knowledge and understanding of money, learns the skills required to manage their money and practises the behaviours that lead to healthy money habits. Chill Money, like all Chill adjunct programs, places social skills at the fore of the curriculum.

Pre-requisite: Being enrolled in or completion of Chill Foundation.

About

Program focus
  • Needs versus wants
  • Value of money
  • Money comes in
  • Money goes out
  • Bills
  • Budgeting & saving
  • Credit
  • Money advice
  • Good habits/bad habits
  • Banking
  • Money personalities
How it works

Chill Money takes place over a 20 week semester where a variety of learning platforms are used to include peer group problem solving activities, role plays and real-life simulations in both workshop and community settings. The Chill Money team is well known in the West End community as we partner with many of the locals to use their businesses as a practice ground for real-life simulations.

The benefits
  • Understanding key money concepts
  • Ability to manage money day to day with a simple budget
  • Savings plan for now and the future
  • Appropriate spending
  • Trusted source for money advice
  • Able to make informed decisions
  • Grow in self-confidence with handling money in many settings
  • Problem solving and prioritising

  • Increased social independence
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Less reliance on family
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The details

Dates 2022

Semester 1  24 January – 24 June
Semester 2  11 July – 9 December

Times

Wednesdays
10:00am – 12:30pm

Venue

Chill Studios
29 Rogers Street
West End Q 4101

Cost

$3,600.00 per semester (1:3 peer mentor support)
$5,120.00 per semester (1:1 peer mentor support)