Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to helping people on the autism spectrum achieve their potential. Aspect builds confidence and capacity with people on the autism spectrum, their families and their communities.
Being on the autism spectrum is life-long. People may experience difficulties with social interaction, impaired communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours and sensory sensitivities. The word 'spectrum' is used because the range and severity of the challenges people face can vary widely. Intervention, understanding and support provide the best opportunities for many people with autism to lead productive lives.
Did you know that every working hour another child is diagnosed on the autism spectrum?
Aspect operates a variety of services in NSW, ACT and Victoria including:
- diagnostic assessments
- early intervention programs
- a network of autism specific schools and satellite classes
- behavioural intervention
- educational outreach
- community participation
- a parent support network
- family and information services
- parent education and professional development workshops
Founded in 1966 Aspect's evidence-based approach is designed to give people a greater capacity to succeed. That capacity will vary enormously for every individual, which makes the role Aspect plays all the more rewarding.
So many people are affected by autism. It is not just the estimated 130 000 Australians on the spectrum. It is also their families, other carers, friends and colleagues. Aspect is a dynamic organisation committed to building confidence and capacity in all of these people.
Aspect is a not for profit provider of services and assistance to people with autism and their families. We rely on donations and community support and are endorsed as a deductible gift recipient by the Australian Taxation Office.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) needs your support. Make a donation now
1800 AUTISM (1800 288 476)
Read about the Aspect Mission, Vision and Values