Through Aspect Practice, we share our evidence-informed practice grounded in applied research in workshops and consultancies around Australia with people with autism, their families, communities and organisations committed to improving their lives.
Partnerships - We particularly want to work closely with other organisations as partners to build expertise and capacity so that the best evidence-informed practice can be made available to as many people as possible. Such collaborations may also result in further opportunities for Aspect to extend its services in states or territories where it is not currently based. Contact us to discuss how we can partner with your organisation.
Customised workshops - Are you interested in speaking with us about a tailored workshop? Based on your requirements, Aspect can arrange to run a workshop to suit your needs at your workplace. Click here to register your interest.
We regularly gather together our evidence-informed, practice grounded information and materials to focus on a particular topic or issue. You can also access this material through through 'In focus'.
Research - all Aspect services and education programs are based on some 50 years of research and evidence. We undertake research projects on our own and in partnership with others. We are constantly evaluating our services and programs for best practice and we continually work to improve our services, programs and approaches to intervention by applying the knowledge and evidence available.
Meet our Aspect Practice specialists.
Sensory processing difficulties
Date posted: Tue, 05/04/2016 - 4:10pm
The prevalence that sensory processing difficulties has among people on the autism spectrum is from 45 to 96%, according to Schaaf RC, Lane AE. To learn more about sensory processing difficulties, read our latest Aspect Practice focus newsletter, the first we've published for 2016.Read more
Aspect Practice Research Update 2015
Date posted: Thu, 17/03/2016 - 11:35am
Welcome to the 2015 Annual Research Update. This year we look at research projects from around the globe that investigate why there is a reported increase in diagnoses of autism, looking at programs in Victoria and adults on the autism spectrum.Read more
Early intervention focus
Date posted: Wed, 11/03/2015 - 4:01pm
All research evidence supports that early intervention makes a significant difference for children with autism.
Getting the news that your child has autism can be confronting, and families need help to be able to support their child, explains Aspect Senior Manager Early Intervention, Rachel Kerslake."
Download Aspect Practice Conversations 5 newsletter and podcast which focuses on Early Intervention.Read more
Date posted: Tue, 09/12/2014 - 12:23pm
This year the 2014 Research Update looks at a range of research subjects including promising early screening and diagnosis tools, mental health issues facing families, the costs of supporting a child on the autism spectrum and how ageing on the spectrum has become a research imperative.Read more
Education focus 2014
Date posted: Fri, 29/08/2014 - 5:21pm
When we consider the students in our schools we need to ask ourselves the question – does every child matter?
This quarter Aspect Practice focuses on autism in education - how we can apply the latest evidence-informed practice into the classroom.Read more
Date posted: Wed, 18/06/2014 - 10:51am
Assistive technology is helping people on the autism spectrum to develop social and communication skills, explore their world, and to achieve more independence. This quarter, Aspect Practice is looking at the use of technology at home, in the classroom, and beyond.Read more
Date posted: Wed, 18/06/2014 - 10:29am
We Belong is an Australian first study which investigates the life experiences, aspirations and service and support needs of Australian adults with Asperger's disorder (AD) or high functioning autism (HFA).Read more
Positive Behaviour Support focus
Date posted: Wed, 19/03/2014 - 5:16pm
PBS is based in the science of learning and there is strong evidence for PBS as an effective approach for challenging behaviour.Read more
2013 Research Update
Date posted: Tue, 24/12/2013 - 11:40am
The latest update on research into autism from around the world.Read more
We Belong Too
Date posted: Tue, 08/10/2013 - 4:03pm
Australian-first survey of adolescents on the autism spectrum reveals many are struggling with bullying, mental health issues, and the challenges of schooling.Read more