Autism Spectrum Australia

Aspect Practice

Aspect shares its evidence-informed practice grounded in applied research in workshops and consultancies around Australia with people on the spectrum, their families, communities and organisations committed to improving their lives.

Aspect has been around for nearly 50 years. It runs the largest autism-specific school program in the world and one of the largest early intervention services for young children on the spectrum in Australia. It is also the lead agency in the Positive Partnerships consortium, a four-year national program to better support teachers of students on the spectrum and their families across Australia.

We are leaders in the diagnosis and assessment of people on the spectrum and in providing behaviour support.  We are in contact with over 10,000 people on the spectrum and their families every year. Aspect has an annual budget of over $60m with more than 800 staff in 75 different service locations.

As a service provider specialising in autism, our focus is on services and practices that work so that people on the spectrum can have the best opportunities in their lives. It is backed up by our own applied research which focuses on researching autism in everyday settings.

What is Aspect Practice?

Aspect will share its evidence-informed practice grounded in applied research in workshops and consultancies around Australia with people on the spectrum, their families, communities and organisations committed to improving the lives of people on the spectrum.

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.

Other activities of Aspect Practice will include:

  • the promotion and implementation of innovative approaches with individuals, groups or organisations, for example, LAMP (specialist language acquisition program), the Secret Agent Society social skills program and the application of iPads for people on the spectrum;
  • promotion of Aspect’s research outcomes;
  • web-based information for people on the spectrum and their families as well as professionals on Aspect’s applied research and evidence-informed practice;
  • a set of demonstration units in various Aspect services that each highlight a particular practice approach;
  • internships for professionals to learn on the job at Aspect services about innovative practice options, and
  • new national approaches to sharing Aspect’s research and practice innovations through, for example, distance learning technologies for both service users and professionals.

We are calling on governments and the community to support us in this work so we can develop more ground breaking services that make a difference today for people on the spectrum.

Meet our Aspect Practice specialists.

If you want to get involved with Aspect Practice, contact on 02 8868 8500.

If you want to donate to support the work of Aspect Practice, contact 1800 AUTISM

Click here to download our Aspect Practice brochure.

Aspect Practice – autism practice that works.

Aspect Practice