Autism Spectrum Australia

Blogs

Welcome to Aspire - Aspect's blog featuring blogs from Aspect staff and others in the autism community. The views expressed in this blog are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). To be considered as a guest blogger on Aspire, please send a brief outline of your topic and your credentials to Aspect via the Contact Us page.

  • 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.

    Read more
  • Autism on the rise? Author: vgibbs Date posted: 08/05/2017

    Is autism really on the rise? It certainly looks that way – the news is full of stories about increasing numbers of children in schools, funding for people with autism blowing the NDIS budget (NDIS budget under strain with boom in autism diagnoses) and autism numbers in government surveys increasing exponentially over the past ten years.

    Read more
  • Holidays Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 07/04/2017

    Hey guys, happy World Autism Aawareness Month! I thought with shcool holidays upon us, you all would like to hear a conversation on autism and taking holidays! Well I’m sorry but I don’t run a podcast, however you can READ the conversation below. I speak with my good friend Kylie Ouvier, a lovely mother of 2 sons on the spectrum. You may have seen her kids, Ben and Nathan in the different brilliant video here.

    Let’s get down to it!

    Read more
  • Emotionally Excelled: How Odd Man Out Portrays the Introduction to Autism Well Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 02/03/2017

    This time on the blog Thomas talks about how he felt being an autism advisor for the recent play "Odd Man Out". He also talks about why you should go see it.

    Read more
Blogs