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This year our household celebrated our son Liam starting an apprenticeship as a cabinet maker. We never would have dreamt of this day almost 18 years ago, when at just 2 years old, he was diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Making the world more autism-friendly is not as hard as you think – all it can take is a shift in perspective. To help shed some light on this topic, we reached out to community leaders and autistic advocates to ask what they think.
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In the episode entitled Leading: Australia’s Largest Autism Specific Provider, Jacqui discusses the Aspect’s mission and purpose, and her personal and professional experiences
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With the majority of the nation spending more time at home due to COVID, we asked Aspect therapists to share some common thoughts on PBS at home to help manage and be aware of ongoing behaviour patterns.
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There are many myths and misconceptions about autism. Just as every person is unique and an individual, with their own idiosyncrasies, interests and hobbies, it’s important to remember ‘When you’ve met one person on the autism spectrum, you’ve met one person on the autism spectrum’
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When you are caring for a child on the autism spectrum, it can be easy to forget about your own mental health. It is important to remember that you can help your child cope with stress and anxiety by looking after yourself too.
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The following list is a collection of free activities you can do in your own home using the internet, which can help to keep your mind and body active, and keep yourself and your family entertained.
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Tanika Davis, a proud Worimi woman and member of Aspect’s Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, shares her story about her son’s diagnosis and finding her voice to educate others.
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