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Visual communication: from research to practice Author: Anonymous Date posted: 28/01/2016

We regularly recommend visual communication strategies because people on the spectrum often have strengths in visual learning. This is especially important in our work through Aspect Positive Behaviour Support where communication can replace challenging behaviour.

Read more Neurodiversity and looking through the lens Author: Anonymous Date posted: 14/12/2015

Guest blogger Amy Smith discusses the concept of neurodiversity and how this often misunderstood model plays a key role in helping people on the autism spectrum, their neurotypical loved ones, and organisations like Aspect in providing assistance and support.

Read more Education never stops Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 27/06/2014

The opportunity to learn is everywhere. Not just in the classroom, but all around the world we live in. Read about Thomas' own experiences at school and an expert's view.

Read more Atypical – First Impressions by Ben Calandruccio Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 11/10/2017
Ben Calandruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
He's back with his first impressions of the new Netflix TV series "Atypical"

 

Read more Adam - a review by Ben Calandruccio Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 30/08/2017
Ben Calandruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
He's back with a new review, of the movie "Adam"

 

Read more An interview with Jeanette Purkis before APAC17 Author: Benedicte Marie Date posted: 21/08/2017

Jeanette Purkis is an author, public speaker and autism advocate who has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and atypical schizophrenia. She is the author of three books on elements of autism and hosts an internet radio show. Jeanette has been speaking about autism since 2005. Some of the events Jeanette has presented at include TEDxCanberra 2013 and presenting alongside Professor Temple Grandin and artist Tim Sharp in Melbourne in 2015.  

Read more ‘Researcher says : teachers intervene in bullying as little as 4% of the time’ Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 14/08/2017

Bullying is a significant and common problem for kids on the spectrum.  When you are an autism advocate, you meet many people on the spectrum who have been bullied; and yes, I’ve been bullied too.  

Read more White Frog A review by Ben Calandruccio Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 28/07/2017
Ben Caladruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
Read more Every Thursday (bin day) is like Christmas for Zac Author: Tom Tutton Date posted: 21/07/2017

There’s not much that Zac doesn’t know about bins & garbage. Zac knows and keeps track of the bin truck schedules of his relatives in states across Australia. He can identify which depot a truck comes from, even if it has no obvious markings. On his 18th Birthday, a number of the Cleanaway bin staff attended his party with Zac’s family and friends. Bin men are Zac’s superheroes (and, says his mum Susan, ‘just the kindest people you’ll ever meet’).

Read more Life, Animated a review by Ben Calandruccio Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 05/07/2017

Ben Caladruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
We asked Ben to review the touching documentary "Life, Animated" and he's shared his thoughts below.

There will be a special screening of Life, Animated at APAC17.

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