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PlayConnect Playgroup

PlayConnect is a free, safe and supported playgroup run by a facilitator for children on the Autism Spectrum, or with developmental delays or behavioural concerns, and their families.


Families with children aged 0-5 years on the Autism Spectrum, or with developmental delays or behavioural concerns.

The program is free and no NDIS plan is needed, however it is important to consider NDIS eligibility for children with a disability or developmental delay.

If a child has a disability or complex medical needs and is attending a funded kinder program the Kindergarten Inclusion Support program should be considered.

If a child with additional needs is attending a long day care setting, the Commonwealth funded Inclusion Support Program should also be considered.

What you can get

Group sessions are typically run weekly during school terms and located in local school or community centres.

PlayConnect groups are run by experienced facilitators and offer:

  • a space for children to play and engage with peers. All activities are adapted to support the needs of children and families that attend.
  • Peer support networks for parents/carers and siblings.
  • Access to information about local support services.

How to access

This interactive map can be used to find a PlayConnect playgroup nearest to a family.

To find out more about playgroups in a family’s area, encourage a family to speak with their Maternal and Child Health nurse or contact the local council.


More information about PlayConnect.