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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.
At this stage, we are unaware of any direct impacts to Aspect Services from these bushfires. We will post any information regarding closures or service changes on our website and if you would like more information you can contact Aspect on 1800 277 328.
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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