Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s largest autism-specific service provider, with one of the biggest autism-specific school programs in the world. A not-for-profit organisation, we work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer driven.
Our services provide people on the autism spectrum with the opportunity to realise their unique potential, as well as providing much-needed support to their families, carers, friends and colleagues. Aspect’s vision is to provide the best possible opportunities for people on the spectrum. We believe that people on the autism spectrum are a different brilliant®.
A Board of Directors oversees the strategic direction and key accountabilities of Aspect. The Directors possess a mix of qualifications, knowledge and experience ensuring a skilled, effective and diverse Board.
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Disability Royal Commission
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) was established on 4 April 2019 by the Federal Government of Australia.
Aspect has voiced it’s support for the establishment of the Commission and is encouraging the autistic and autism communities, staff and the general public to read about the Royal Commission and how they can make a submission.
National Redress Scheme
In December 2018, the Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) Board resolved that Aspect participate in the National Redress Scheme, and be part of this national commitment to recognise the impact of institutional child sexual abuse.
Modern Slavery Statement
Aspect’s Modern Slavery statement outlines the actions taken over the past 12 months to identify modern slavery risks and what actions we will be taking now and into the future to ensure that we are doing all we can to identify prevent modern slavery in our business.
Structure & Governance
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is classified as a Public Benevolent Institution by the Australian Tax Office. The organisation is registered with the Australian Securities & Investment Commission as a public company limited by guarantee.
The Chief Executive Officer and the senior team manage and coordinate the operations of the organisation.
Aspect’s auditors are Grant Thornton Audit Pty Ltd.
Aspect takes legal advice from Thomson Geer.
Aspect's investment advisors are JB Were
At Aspect, we encourage you to give us your feedback so that we can update and improve our services. We make sure there are lots of ways and times for you to tell us what you want or need from us, and what you think of the job we are doing.
Constitution of Aspect
Aspect's Constitution as amended at the May 2018 AGM
Regulations of Aspect
Aspect's Regulations as at January 2021
Corporate Governance Statement
Corporate Governance Statement as at November 2019
52nd Aspect Annual Report - 2020
Aspect's Annual Report for the 2020 year.
Aspect is registered/accredited to provide: