Running across Australia for autism
Date posted: Wed, 21/06/2017 - 1:41pm
Dane Waites is taking on a challenge of a lifetime. After 14 years of training, the 43 year old athlete will be running across Australia for three months.
Starting in Perth, WA, Dane will run over 4,000kms in total to reach his final destination of Pambula, NSW.
Diagnosed with autism as a young boy, Dane has always had a passion for running.
“Running clears my head, and then I run free and like the wind,” says Dane.Read more
Turning autism into a positive for employers
Date posted: Mon, 05/06/2017 - 4:28pm
As a young man on the autism spectrum, Spencer was struggling to find work, and was about to join the 46% of people on the spectrum who are unemployed*.
With the help of Aspect Capable, Aspect's specialist employment program, Spencer has resently started working at Fujitsu Australia Limited, as a Trainee Repair Shop Technician.
Here's what Spencer and his new boss Louie, had to say about working with Aspect.
A Landscapes Lineage by Frances Belle Parker
Date posted: Mon, 29/05/2017 - 1:31pm
Title: A Landscapes Lineage
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimension: 4 panels, each 76 cm height x 51 cm width
Artist: Frances Belle ParkerRead more
Aspect South Coast School Artists with Autism Exhibition
Date posted: Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:45am
Artists with Autism Exhibition
An art exhibition with a difference is coming to the North Wollongong Surf Lifesaving Club.
Autism Spectrum Australia will display a collection of artworks created entirely by artists on the autism spectrum.
Expecting 100 artists to showcase their work, the exhibition aims to highlight the creativity and talent of people on the spectrum, while raising awareness of autism.Read more
Update on the Complaint Regarding Aspect Services at Heatherton
Date posted: Tue, 09/05/2017 - 3:44pm
Update on the Complaint Regarding Aspect Services at HeathertonRead more
Congratulations to the 2017 Recognition Award Recipients
Date posted: Fri, 28/04/2017 - 9:56am
Aspect marked the end of Autism Awareness Month with a special event, celebrating individuals within the autism community at the Autism Spectrum Australia Recognition Awards. The event was attended by 100 guests from across the country including The Honourable Ray Williams MP, Minister for Disability Service, who opened the ceremony.Read more
Autism Queensland and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to remain separate entities
Date posted: Mon, 27/03/2017 - 12:18pm
In 2016 Autism Queensland and Aspect formed a strategic alliance to explore the possibility of amalgamation.
After an extensive due diligence process, the identification of certain governance and regulatory issues involved in the structuring of the merger has resulted in a decision by the Boards of Autism Queensland and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) not to proceed with the proposed merger.Read more
National Australia Bank taps into autism talent
Date posted: Wed, 18/01/2017 - 4:02pm
Dan has been working at National Australia Bank as an analyst for 5 months now, and is loving it.
“The thing I like most about the role is the chance to fix things. Anything where there is a problem, that can be tackled and corrected, I love that kind of stuff” said Dan.
“It is mostly analysing numbers, we have lots of numbers stored in the network and I do lots of different things with them to produce a numerical output.”
As a young adult on the autism spectrum, Dan turned to the employment team at Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) for guidance.Read more
Top ten tips for creating an autism-friendly workplace
Date posted: Mon, 09/01/2017 - 12:52pm
The team at Aspect Capable and some of the adults on the spectrum that they work with, have compiled their ten top tips for creating an autism friendly workplace.
1. Staff awareness and trainingRead more
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.Read more