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New initiative to support people with intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Posted 1 week ago by Rebecca St Clair

RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) has created a new online resource designed to help people wit… Read more

National Volunteer Week: from volunteering to creating a national charity

Tags User Stories Autism Education Accessibility Posted 2 weeks ago by Rebecca St Clair

National Volunteer Week (18 May –24 May) celebrates volunteers both big and small for their contributions to the c… Read more

Funding announced to support Australians most at risk during COVID-19

Tags NDIS Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government has announced they are committing more than $154 million to support vulnerable Australians, in… Read more

Government-funded workplaces putting people with intellectual disability at risk

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Employment Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca St Clair

Disability advocates say that people with an intellectual disability are being put at greater risk of being exposed t… Read more

Autism Awareness Day during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

For the thirteenth time, the world is coming together on 2 April for World Autism Awareness Day, in support and recog… Read more

Parents of children with autism may be at greater risk for PTSD

Tags Conditions Autism Mental Health Research Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a result of caring for their child nearly 1 in 5 parents of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) wh… Read more

Greater support for Australians with an intellectual disability

Tags Conditions Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Federal Government is investing $6.5 million into a Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP) to support Australian… Read more

Victorian Government launch five-year autism plan

Tags Autism Advice Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

The Victorian Government has invested $7.1 million in funding for a five-year plan to provide Victorians living with … Read more

New book series explores diversity through art and storytelling

Tags Conditions Autism Education Posted 7 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A special diversity and inclusion book series, created by a mother of a child with disability and local Adelaide arti… Read more

Autism peak body’s helpline goes national

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 7 months ago by Liz Alderslade

Victorian autism advocacy group, Amaze, has received a grant from the Federal Government to run an information helpli… Read more

New podcast to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with autism

Tags Autism Education Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

A unique podcast, launching tomorrow, will help people with autism understand their diagnosis, as well as raise aware… Read more

Program fosters inclusive education for children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Tags Autism Education Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new program will help support the inclusive education of students with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism… Read more

Program helps teenage girls with autism become internet savvy

Tags Autism Education Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new popular program, and the only one of its kind, is helping teenage girls on the autism spectrum stay safe online… Read more

Retina scan detects autism in children earlier

Tags Autism Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

Thirteen years in the making, new eye scan technology has the potential to detect a biomarker for autism much earlier… Read more

SA children with autism to access extra educational support from Term 4

Tags Autism Education Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

More South Australian children with autism will be able to access extra educational support under new changes by the … Read more

Picture cards help young adults with autism set goals

Tags Autism Education Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Picture cards developed by young people with autism will assist other young adults and teenagers on the spectrum in i… Read more

Funding to deliver project helping develop literacy skills of children with autism

Tags Finance Autism Education Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Sydney researchers have secured funding for a project aiming to develop and evaluate ways to support children with au… Read more

Popular creative program for young adults with autism heads to the Gold Coast

Tags Autism Education Employment Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A popular games, animation and creative design program designed for young people on the autism spectrum is expanding … Read more

Children’s book series expands to celebrate neurodiversity

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

A new children’s book celebrating neurodiversity is the centre of a crowdfunding campaign to get it on the shelves … Read more

Brisbane Airport supports travellers with hidden disabilities

Tags Autism Posted 1 year ago by Nicole Pope

Many Australian airports offer assistance to people with disability, but Brisbane Airport’s new program will suppor… Read more