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  • Musician donates profits from album to help children with autism learn to play instruments Date posted: Thu, 08/12/2016 - 11:29am

    Central Coast musician Luke Bellows is sharing the spirit of Christmas this year with his new album “Sea & Son’s”, released later this month. With the profits from his album sales, Luke will provide musical instruments for children with autism.

    “Learning to play music has given me a voice, it is the purest form of communication I know. I believe that through learning to play music, children with autism can have an opportunity to express their emotions more easily, and communicate without the barriers of language" Luke said.

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  • The tech-savvy teachers using coding to help children with autism Date posted: Wed, 07/12/2016 - 3:37pm

    Craig Smith and Heath Wild are teachers at the Aspect Hunter School, who have developed their very own iTunes U course for children on the spectrum.

    Realising that many of their students have a very keen interest in technology, including iPad apps and games, the course has been designed by the teachers to help children on the autism spectrum with everyday routines and tasks which they may usually struggle with.

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  • Taronga Zoo hosts special day for people on the spectrum Date posted: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 9:18am

    On Saturday 1st October, Taronga Zoo will be offering special early entry for guests on the autism spectrum. The iconic Sydney Zoo has teamed up with Autism Spectrum Australia to start the Access Taronga initiative, which aims to provide a range of supports and services for guests on the spectrum.

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  • Musicians on the spectrum release album Date posted: Fri, 25/11/2016 - 4:06pm

    ‘Club Weld’ is a music studio program, for people on the autism spectrum, supported by Autism Spectrum Australia and Information Cultural Exchange (ICE).

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  • Aspect to host Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2017 Date posted: Thu, 24/11/2016 - 3:46pm

    The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders (AAB-ASD), the convenor of the Asia Pacific Autism Conference, has appointed Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to host the fifth Asia Pacific Autism Conference in 2017 (APAC 17) in Sydney at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

    The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC) will also be involved to promote the research outcomes being generated by this world-first national research collaboration here in Australia.

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  • Nominations now open for Autism Spectrum Australia's Recognition Awards 2017 Date posted: Wed, 23/11/2016 - 3:41pm

    Do you know someone who is a different brilliant? Nominations now open for Autism Spectrum Australia's Recognition Awards 2017. 

     

     

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  • Sensitive Santa 2016 Date posted: Thu, 17/11/2016 - 10:19am

    Staff from Autism Spectrum Australia have been as busy as Christmas elves, training Santas across NSW on how to interact with children on the autism spectrum. 

    The Sensitive Santa program invites families with a child on the autism spectrum to have a photo with Santa without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload. 

    Families can book during certain times, which means no queues, and have their child or children photographed with Santa in an autism-friendly environment. 

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  • Picture books help preschool students understand their peers with autism Date posted: Mon, 14/11/2016 - 1:53pm

    A series of picture books created by a team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) aims to help young children support and understand their friends who are living with autism.

    Developed by Professor Mitch Byrne, from UOW’s School of Psychology, in collaboration with doctoral student Lidija Balaz, the three books are targeted at those aged between three and five and explore the experiences of children with autism who attend mainstream preschools.

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  • Mum arranges screening of LIFE, Animated to help friends and family understand autism Date posted: Mon, 14/11/2016 - 10:08am

    Award winning documentary Life, Animated opened in selected cinemas in Australia last month. The heart-warming story follows Owen and his family, a young man on the autism spectrum whose special interests in Disney movies become a means to communicate with those around him.

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  • Autism Spectrum Australia launches new inclusive Nippers website with SLSA Date posted: Tue, 08/11/2016 - 3:14pm

    Surf Life Saving Australia and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) have joined together to create a suite of resources for children and families with disabilities who are joining Nippers.

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