Group of Chill participants laughing together in a room with the chill logo on the wall behind
6 Jul
2021

Chill Online - Term Two enrolments opening soon!

We are excited to announce that Autism Awareness Australia and Code Blue for Autism are partnering to bring you Chill Online.

Over the last few years we’ve seen first-hand how incredible the Chill program is, and the positive difference it’s making in the lives of autistic young adults in Brisbane… and well, we figured that’s just not right, why should they be the only ones?

We believe everyone deserves to find their tribe… and so, the idea for Chill Online was born!

What is Chill Online?

Chill is a strengths based social skills coaching program for young adults 18 plus on the autism spectrum.  It’s currently offered as face-to-face workshops (in Brisbane) however the program has been adapted so that we can now deliver it as an online home-based model, making it accessible to young autistic adults across Australia.

Supported by peer mentors, these online 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.  This is far from your average social skills program!

In addition to learning new skills, Chill Online gives participants the opportunity to connect with their peers, grow friendships, be supported and respected, have fun and build their confidence.  

This one-year pilot program is subsidised by the NDIS through an ILC grant, which means we have the rare opportunity to offer participants a significantly reduced fee to take part.  The fee is also NDIS claimable.

It also means places are limited! If you are interested in joining Chill Online, please complete the enrolment form below.

“Chill has helped me to become more independent.
I like Chill on the Grill because I’ve learnt to cook by myself and get to socialise at the same time”
Louise, Chill participant (aka Chillie)

Term One Program is currently full!

During Term one participants are taking part in 2 programs:

Chill Foundation – mandatory for all Chillies (participants)
An introduction to the Chill program and the foundation for building social skills and connections with peers. Chillies are supported by peer mentors in this online home-based interactive program.
The program focuses on conversation skills, both in person and over the phone/video, handling rejection, dating, empathy, compliments and social media, texting and messaging skills.

Chill on the Grill
An online home-based interactive and peer mentor assisted cooking program.
Using Zoom, each session focuses on simple but healthy gourmet recipes that motivate participants to cook and develop independence in the kitchen.
Each week the class culminates in a shared meal where conversation about the cooking experience brings participants together.
A pre-requisite to Chill on the Grill is being enrolled in, or completion of the Chill Foundation program.

Term Two - Enrolments open in November 2021

In Term Two the following programs will be on offer:

Chill on the Grill
An online, home-based interactive and peer mentor assisted cooking program. Learn to cook simple but healthy gourmet recipes that motivate participants to develop independence in the kitchen

Chill Foundation
An introduction to the Chill program and the foundation for building social skills and connections with peers.

Chill Plus
The natural follow on from the Foundation program, where participants take their newly acquired skills to a real-world level.

Chill Money
Chill Money is a hands-on interactive program that teaches the essential life skill of managing money. From understanding the concepts of needs versus wants, money and value, saving, spending, budgeting and banking.

Enrolments for Term two will open in November 2021. if you are interested in applying, please submit an Expression of Interest form  and we'll be in touch.