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SAS For My Child


Prepare your child for life's social and emotional challenges in a fun and effective way!

The Secret Agent Society is regarded as a world-leading approach to structured learning for children with social and emotional goals.

While SAS was first developed for children on the autism spectrum, the evidence base has expanded over time to demonstrate meaningful change for children with a range of diagnostic and neurodiverse profiles.

There are two SAS options available for your child. It is recommended that parents speak with their child's clinician or educator to discuss the best SAS option for your family's needs.

Considering enrolling your child in the months-long SAS Small Group Program? Read on below to find out what your family can expect from the program.

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The Secret Agent Society captures children's attention with spy-themed gamified learning, improving four key life skills:


Emotion Recognition

in self and others

Emotion Regulation

particularly anxiety and anger

Social Problem Solving

alone and as a group

Social Skills

for friendship and teamwork!

SAS Small Group Program

Families can expect the SAS Small Group Program to involve:

Guidance from a trained SAS Facilitator

Facilitated by a professional, specially-trained SAS Facilitator, this multi-session program generally takes around 6-8 months from commencement to graduation as a Secret Agent. It requests a family’s commitment to a series of weekly group meetings, then two booster sessions. Between their regular Club Meetings, Cadets are supported by their adult Mentors to complete their Skill Tracker, Mission Journal, and the SAS Digital HQ.

Flexible delivery in person or via telehealth

Typically delivered in groups of 3-4 Cadets, children join weekly Cadet Club Meetings with their Facilitator and other children either face-to-face or via telehealth/remote learning. Cadets access interactive program content delivered by the Facilitator and the specially designed SAS online platform. 

The digital health approach allows for uninterrupted program access during periods of isolation from the community, increased access from remote areas, and parents can join the Parent Group Meetings during lunch breaks!

Personalised wrap-around support

At each Cadet Club meeting, the Cadets are supported to develop a personalised, fully-digitised Gadget Pack with espionage-themed tools and resources to use in real-life missions and skills practice, such as the Emotionometer, Friendship Formula and Conversation Code.

Parents and teachers engage throughout via their Mentor Portal to join Parent Group Meetings, read Teacher Tip Sheets, and use the Skill Tracker. Adult access is tailored and personalised to each child by the SAS Facilitator. 

Comprehensive and effective

With more than 20 publications, SAS is an evidence-based breakthrough approach for preparing your child for life's social and emotional challenges.

It includes the full suite of SAS missions, activities and skill development evidenced to deliver outcomes across all four focus areas: emotion recognition, emotion regulation, social skills and problem solving.

Finding an SAS Provider

To enrol a child in the SAS Small Group Program, parents need to find an SAS Provider with availability, and typically complete an intake process to ensure SAS is the right fit for the child.

Some schools integrate SAS Small Group into their curriculum. Ask your school today!

Many parents find community SAS Providers through our search function:

Recommended Questions for Prospective Providers:

When is your next SAS Small Group Program?

Do you have availability or a wait list to join?

Is SAS suitable for my child and family's needs and circumstances?

Are there any costs, rebates, or funding associated with your service?

Some schools offer SAS as part of the curriculum or other school services. Parents may like to ask if teachers at your child's school are trained to deliver the SAS Small Group Program.

Who is leading the program, and are they a trained SAS Facilitator?

Ask to see the SAS Facilitator's training certificate or the SAS Provider badge to verify the program is being delivered with the right qualifications and support for your child. 

WHat's involved?
Program Components


SAS Small Group is a multi-component program that upskills and empowers not only children with social and emotional goals, but also the parents and teachers who support them. The program includes:

Cadet Club Meetings are held as either 11x90min or 22x45min sessions, inclusive of 2-4 booster sessions. The first 9 (if 90min) or 18 (if 45min) sessions are typically delivered weekly with the remaining booster sessions spread out over a six-month period.

Prior to starting with Cadets, the first Parent Group Meeting involves a 2-hour parent information session. This is followed by either 11x45min, 22x30min, or 4x2-hour group meetings over the course of the program.


Parent Group Meetings are an important component of the program's success, providing an opportunity to advise and support parents on the content being learnt in Cadet Club Meetings and how to practice these skills in real life.


Parent meetings are typically held after each Cadet Club Meeting and without children present, however the scheduling and setup of meetings is entirely flexible and can be tailored by the SAS Facilitator.

Teachers are updated on the skills and content Cadets are learning each week, and provided guidance on how they can support the application of skills in the classroom and playground.


This occurs through providing a series of SAS Teacher Tip Sheets, access to the child's Skill Tracker, teacher consultation, school visits, and an optional school staff presentation.


The SAS Small Group Program is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and is often written into children's individual learning plans to assist teachers to meet the social-emotional goals of their students.

Between each Cadet Club Meeting, children participate in weekly tasks and 'missions', including playing online gamified learning, skills practice activities in day-to-day life and completion of a reflection journal.

This short-term daily motivation tool is used to encourage Cadets to practice their SAS skills at home and school, aligned with their progression through the program.

A combination of questionnaire booklets, an observational assessment tool, computer game performance and Skill Tracker progress provides valuable information to guide areas of focus for each individual child as well as providing easy, comprehensive and multi-source outcome reporting.


Automated assessment is available for SAS Facilitators to streamline intake and reporting processes.

Espionage-themed gadgets and Skill Codes are incrementally introduced throughout the program in line with the evidence-based program structure.


Gadgets and Skill Codes can be personalised by each Cadet and are saved to their digitised Gadget Pack during Cadet Club Meetings.


They are designed to help Cadets practice and use their SAS skills in everyday life through providing visual reminders and quick-reference guides to use in real-time at home, school and in the community.


The Cadet's Gadget Pack can be quickly and easily accessed by the Cadet or their Mentors through a compatible device such as a smart phone at the shops, a tablet at school, or on a desktop computer in the library.