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Retina scan detects autism in children earlier

Tags Autism Posted 4 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

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

Sensory rooms at AFL stadiums kicking family fun goals

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 3 months ago by Nicole Pope

Sensory rooms at Australian Football League (AFL) stadiums could be standard if the St Kilda Football Club rooms at D… Read more

New documentary series shows autism dating journey

Tags Autism Education Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

The producers who brought the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) award-winning documentary series Empl… Read more

Digital platform launches to help parents of children with autism

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new Australian tech company has launched a digital platform to support the families of children with autism and dev… Read more

World Autism Awareness Week celebrates people on the spectrum

Tags Autism Posted 4 months ago by Nicole Pope

With World Autism Awareness Day held on Tuesday 2 April and World Autism Awareness Week from Monday 1 April to Sunday… Read more

Autism organisations join forces for change ahead of election

Tags Autism Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Pope

Eleven autism organisations have joined forces to bring positive change to the autism community, ahead of the federal… Read more

Participants enjoy new sensory technology at Achieve Australia

Tags Autism Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

Clients at Achieve Australia’s three New South Wales locations in Epping, Seven Hills and Casino are benefitting fr… Read more

Woman shares her experience on three spectrums at Adelaide Fringe

Tags Autism Posted 6 months ago by Nicole Pope

A woman from Adelaide is sharing her experience of being on not one but three spectrums at this year’s Adelaide Fri… Read more

Autism-specific school in Queensland receives refurbishment funding

Tags Finance Autism Education Accessibility Posted 7 months ago by Nicole Pope

A Sunnybank school helping support the needs of children living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Queensland has… Read more

Sensory safe Santa spreads festive cheer for every child

Tags Autism Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Christmas spirit will be spread far and wide with ‘sensory safe’ Santa sessions being held across the country… Read more

Funding boosts autism research

Tags Autism Posted 8 months ago by Nicole Pope

The Government has announced it will filter nearly $4 million into autism research to help improve the diagnosis, tre… Read more

Study finds adults with autism prescribed psychotropic drugs without diagnosis

Tags Autism Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

A new study has found adults on the autism spectrum are being prescribed medication for mental health conditions with… Read more

Sensory and social space for autism opens in Adelaide’s north

Tags Autism Posted 9 months ago by Nicole Pope

A purpose built, state-of-the-art sensory and social space for people with autism has opened in Adelaide’s northern… Read more

Australia’s first national guideline for autism assessment and diagnosis released

Tags Autism Posted 10 months ago by Nicole Pope

Australians with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can expect optimal clinical care, thanks to the release of the nation… Read more