Cultural and Indigenous Support
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) provides support for all cultures and Aboriginal people who are on the autism spectrum and their families and carers.
The Board of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Aspect staff recognise Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of Australia. We acknowledge the cultural and spiritual links that the many Aboriginal nations have with the land, sea and environment. We acknowledge these many nations as the traditional custodians of the different regions we know as Australia. Click here to read Aspect's Statement of Acknowledgement Committment.
In acknowledging Aboriginal people and their history, Aspect is committed to its staff continuing to learn about their unique and rich cultures through projects and professional development. Aspect actively seeks out opportunities to work with Aboriginal people and communities wherever its services are located.
Aspect has developed a range of Aboriginal specific documents on autism, please see below:
- Guide to terminology for professional services
- Following instructions
- Paying attention
- Playing alone
- Social skills
- Something annoying
- Behaviour by 2 year olds
- Behaviour by 5 year olds
If you would like to learn more about Aspect's service and require translated documents, please click here.
For further information on these and other services, contact 1800 ASPECT (1800 277 328).