Slide Developing stronger, fairer and more self dependent local communities Call Executive Officer, Richard Zerbe to find how he can help you! 0448 505 885

Helping to create and develop a healthy and sustainable community within south west Victoria.


Autism Seminars

Professor Tony Attwood

For Parents, Carers, Educators, Teachers, Support Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Join Professor Tony Attwood, an internationally renowned leader in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders for three practical seminars that provide valuable explanations, strategies and advice.

Option to Attend One or Both Days

Wednesday, 6 March 2024 – 5.00pm – 7.00pm

  • Cognitive Abilities: A different way of thinking and learning profile

Thursday, 7 March 2024 – 9.30am ­– 3.30pm

  • Managing Feelings: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to manage anxiety, sadness and anger
  • Making Friends: Strategies to improve social understanding and friendship skills

Attendance:   Parents, Carers, Educators, Teachers, Support Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Venue:            Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool – 185 Timor Street Warrnambool

Contact:         Richard Zerbe

                        Phone: 0448 505 885



Click on the following link for all seminar and registration details:

Autism Seminars Tony Attwood March 2024


Professor Tony Attwood’s Presentation Slides

Cognitive Abilities

Managing Feelings

Making Friends

Community Southwest is an alliance of incorporated community service not-for-profit organisations that are based in south west Victoria and have a member elected committee of governance or board of directors. The mission of Community Southwest is “To strengthen the capacity and viability of Community Southwest members to build sustainable and resilient local communities”.

Community Southwest members strive to improve services, share resources, improve workplace opportunities and develop shared planning approaches for all members of the alliance. They seek to create improved working relationships between member organisations, a voice for the people served by members as well as an enhancement in social wellbeing of the people served by our members. Community Southwest and its members are active participants in helping to create and develop a healthy and sustainable community within south west Victoria.

The South West of Victoria is primarily rural based communities and townships. Distance can create isolation and a loss of contact. The members of Community Southwest are committed to the creation and delivery of high quality social programs designed to help those within our communities who are in need and also contribute to the overall wellbeing of towns within the region.

Membership of Community Southwest comprises the following 15 organisations:

The defining features of Community Southwest is that member organisations are not for profit, non-government and is based in south west Victoria.


Community Southwest


210 Timor Street
VIC 3280

Executive Officer

Richard Zerbe


0448 505 885