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2020 has thrown most of us a curve ball, but for parents of children on the autism spectrum, where creating and maintaining a strict routine is central to a calm and managed home life, the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic is having a bigger impact than most.
ARCAP’s commitment to improving the long-term quality of life for autistic people of all ages has underpinned the team’s achievements during its first 12 months of operation.
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Gold Coast Airport is launching a comprehensive and best practice program to assist passengers with a hidden disability following close consultation with key stakeholders, including Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).
Participants attending Microsoft's ‘Autism Friendly Minecraft Build Challenge"
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) have partnered with flagship Microsoft Store Sydney to present a series of free autism-friendly Minecraft workshops for children aged 8 – 14 years.
Mother and son undertaking Distance Education
An innovative program allowing students on the autism spectrum to learn from home by connecting them to teachers via digital learning tools, will start next year in what is set to be an Australian first.
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Autism Spectrum Australia’s (Aspect) former CEO, Adrian Ford, has voiced his support for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability (Disability Royal Commission), and has encouraged people in the autistic and autism communities to participate to ensure that the rights of people on the spectrum were fully represented and considered.
Jacqui Borland has been announced as Aspect's new CEO
Following a six-month recruitment process, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jacqui Borland.
Piggy banks
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Beyond Bank Australia today announced a new collaborative project to better understand the issues faced by people on the autism spectrum in accessing everyday financial products and services, such as banking.
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