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.
The efficacy of models for educational service delivery for students living with autism
Date posted: Sun, 11/08/2013 - 10:22am
Aspect is the industry partner for a Linkage Project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and led by the Macquarie University Special Education Centre (MUSEC). The research is seeking to compare educational and social outcomes for students on the spectrum who are being supported under two different service delivery models.Read more
Using iPads to facilitate learning, communication, social skills and positive behaviour in children with autism
Date posted: Tue, 11/06/2013 - 10:19am
In recent years there has been a growing interest in the capacity of personal tablet computers, such as iPads, to develop the communication and social skills of children and adults with autism through the use of specially designed interactive applications (apps).Read more
Evaluation of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program
Date posted: Tue, 11/12/2012 - 11:13am
The Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program is designed to develop symbolic communication for individuals with autism through the use of a high-tech alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) device.Read more
Evaluation of the Secret Agent Society social skills training program
Date posted: Sat, 13/10/2012 - 10:00am
Aspect is the industry partner for a second ARC-funded Linkage Project, investigating the efficacy of a computer-based social skills training program called Secret Agent Society for young people on the spectrum.Read more
Date posted: Tue, 08/05/2012 - 3:03pm
Around 130,000 Australians live with Asperger's and high functioning autism, meaning that they have a diagnosis of autism without intellectual disability. We Belong is an Australian first study which investigates the life experiences, aspirations and service and support needs of these Australian adults.Read more
Successful stories of using interactive white boards with children on the autism spectrum
Date posted: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 10:46am
The purpose of this study, conducted in collaboration with the University of Wollongong, was to explore the affordances and limitations of the use of the interactive white board (IWB) in the teaching and learning of children on the spectrum.Read more
Aspect Comprehensive Approach for Education: Action research study and development of a user manual
Date posted: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 10:09am
The Aspect Comprehensive Approach for Education (ACAE) has been operating in Aspect schools since 2007. There are nine core elements to the ACAE, of which five are student focused (Individualised Planning, Curriculum, Environmental Supports, Structured Teaching Approaches, and Positive Behaviour Support) and four are system focused (Professional Development, Learning Support Team, Family Involvement and Support, and Supported Transition and Inclusion).Read more
Development of an information guide for high school teachers of students on the spectrum
Date posted: Mon, 10/10/2011 - 12:10pm
During 2010, Aspect collaborated with the Broken Bay Diocese Catholic Schools Office to develop a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly reference and resource manual (information guide) to encourage and support the successful integration of students on the spectrum into mainstream classrooms.Read more
An independent outcome study of a Pivotal Response Training intervention for children with autism
Date posted: Mon, 11/10/2010 - 10:41am
Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is a naturalistic, behaviour-based intervention that grew out of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). It is based on the premise that there are four key areas of child development that are foundational, or ‘pivotal’, to the development of more complex language, play and social interaction skills: namely motivation, self-initiation, self-management, and responsiveness to multiple cues.Read more
Evaluation of the Aspect Social Clubs program for children and adolescents living with autism
Date posted: Fri, 06/06/2008 - 3:05am
In mid-2008, Aspect received funding from the Department of Human Services: Aging, Disability and Home Care (ADHC), as part of their Peer Support Networks initiative, to set up and run a program of social clubs for children and young people aged eight to 18 with a diagnosis of autism.Read more