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New project to improve mental health services for ASD Queenslanders

Tags Autism Mental Health Posted 1 month ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Queensland project aimed to improve mental health services for people on the autism spectrum has been launched by … Read more

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Emily Erickson

While the Adelaide Fringe will look a bit different in 2021, there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed in per… Read more

Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies, say experts

Tags NDIS Autism Research Posted 3 months ago

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic indiv… Read more

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Emily Erickson

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're looking t… Read more

Disability podcasts, books and Netflix shows to binge these summer holidays

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 4 months ago by Emily Erickson

Looking for something new to watch, listen to or read these holidays? We’ve rounded up some books, podcasts, series and … Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 4 months ago

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and h… Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 5 months ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn more a… Read more

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 5 months ago

Six short films showcasing fearless Australians living with disability premiered on International Day of People with Dis… Read more

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 5 months ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday 3rd… Read more

New tech club for young people with autism coming to regional South Australia

Tags Autism Education Posted 5 months ago

Young people with autism in the South Australian town Port Pirie, will be able to build technical and social skills at a… Read more

Peak body launches national autism helpline

Tags Autism Advice Posted 5 months ago

Victorian autism peak body Amaze has launched a national autism helpline called Autism Connect. Read more

Early intervention plays important part in development of children on autism spectrum

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 6 months ago

A landmark report has been released looking at the impact of early intervention on children on the autism spectrum. Read more

Victorian tutor recruitment program needs strong autism focus says peak body

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 6 months ago

The Victorian Government’s pledge to recruit and deploy 4,100 tutors across the State’s schools in 2021 must be coupled … Read more

Students with autism face a decline in mental and physical health during lockdown

Tags User Stories Autism Research Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Remote learning during Term 3 in Victoria, due to continued COVID lockdowns, has led to a decline in the mental and phys… Read more

Students with disability in Victoria able to attend school as State moves into lockdown again

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Areas of Victoria are once more under Stage 3, ‘Stay at Home’, coronavirus restrictions and many students with disabilit… Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

In what has been an Australian-first study, Queensland's Griffith University researchers have explored what children wit… Read more

Last chance to take part in autism survey

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

Australians with autism, their families and carers were urged to have their say about their experiences of living with t… Read more

New training projects to support people with autism into work

Tags NDIS Autism Accessibility Employment Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

As a part of their disability employment initiative, the Federal Government has introduced two new training projects to … Read more

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

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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

National Volunteer Week: from volunteering to creating a national charity

Tags User Stories Autism Education Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca St Clair

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