Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopment disability. A person diagnosed with Autism can display a variety of characteristics from across the Autism specturm, these barriers and characteristics range from how the person interacts and relates with others and their community.
Quick Guide to Autism - provided by Autism Spectrum
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Autism Advisory Board
The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders is the national peak body representing people who have an autism spectrum disorder, their families, carers and helpers. Through its members, the Advisory Board represents over 12,000 people who live with an autism spectrum disorder and who are members of, or who obtain services from, the Advisory Board’s member organisations. There are many more people who have an autism spectrum disorder (often accompanying other conditions) but whose needs are met either privately or through other disability programs.
Autism Awareness Australia is the nation’s leading not-for-profit autism education and advocacy organisation, founded in 2007. We’re dedicated to increasing awareness of autism in the community by providing targeted educational programs for parents and professionals, and advocating for the needs of individuals on the spectrum and their families.
Sensory Processing Disorder Australia
SPD Australia in an information only services that offers assistance to Australians suffering from Sensory Processing Disorders. SPD Australia also aims to raise the awareness and understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder in Australia.
Autism Spectrum (New South Wales)
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s leading service provider for autism and other disabilities. Our specialised, evidence informedschools program is the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs. We share evidence-informed Aspect practice and applied research nationwide.
Amaze is a member-based not-for-profit organisation and is the peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the state of Victoria. Amaze represents around 55,000 Victorians who have ASD and work for the benefit of all individuals and their families and to promote better understanding of ASD in the general community.
Autism SA (South Australia)
Autism SA is a recognised leader for helping families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our founding members were families driven by the desire to ensure that they had access to the best information, education, treatment and support. They advocate for acceptance and understanding. They encourage research and leadership in the community. We have remained true to our beginnings to ensure that people with ASD get the most out of life.
Autism Association of Western Australia (Western Australia)
The Autism Association of Western Australia is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of people with Autism and their families. We do so by providing services based on peer reviewed research in the field of Autism; and by providing support that makes a positive difference to the lives of people with Autism.
Autism Queensland (Queensland)
Autism Queensland is a community based organisation dedicated to bringing about positive change in the lives of children and adults with ASD. We are Queensland’s oldest and most experienced provider of specialised education, training and support services for people with ASD and their families, drawing on expertise gained over more than 45 years.
Autism Tasmania (Tasmania)
Autism Tasmania is more than the sum of its board, staff and members. Autism Tasmania touches many people through our education, support, training, services and social media. Most importantly, every person whose life intersects with Autism Tasmania has extended family and friends. Raising awareness of autism, by spreading the word amongst family and friends goes some way towards generating greater understanding for those living with an ASD.