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Autism Spectrum Australia’s (Aspect) 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.
With autism prevalence rates on the rise worldwide, understanding how to best support people on the autism spectrum and their families to realise their full potential is an increasingly important.
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New research by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) shows that up to 70% of children diagnose as being on the spectrum maybe have missed out important early intervention therapies due to delays in receiving a diagnosis.
Students engage in classroom content at SLES program
The Autism Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) has published Australia's National Guideline for the assessment and diagnosis of autism.
Emotional-skills
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has revised its autism prevalence rates from 1 in 100 to an estimated 1 in 70 people in Australia on the autism spectrum. That is an estimated 40% increase or around 353,880 people.
Police
This study aims to gather information from both adults on the autism spectrum and the families of individuals on the autism spectrum of any age about the nature of their interactions with the police in Australia, and to investigate the ways in which the traits of autism may impact on these interactions.
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