New study to look at police interactions with people on the autism spectrum
Date posted: Fri, 18/05/2018 - 2:24pm
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is looking for participants to take part in an important study to determine whether police officers in Australia might benefit from training and support when interacting with people on the autism spectrum.
Vicki Gibbs, National Manager, Aspect Research and Assessment, says that while there is anecdotal evidence relating to individual incidents, there is currently no factual information available regarding the nature of interactions with police and people on the spectrum in Australia and that needs to change.Read more
Aspect's 2018 Recognition Awards highlight diverse strengths of autism community
Date posted: Fri, 06/04/2018 - 11:41am
Pictured - Host John Doyle and award recipient Dane Waites (photo credit: Adrian Koch)Read more
Recognising women and girls on the autism spectrum is the first step towards their empowerment
Date posted: Thu, 29/03/2018 - 4:33pm
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is calling for a greater understanding of women and girls on the autism spectrum this World Autism Awareness Day, Monday 2 April, arguing that if we can’t first recognise the characteristics of autism in women and girls we may be doing them a disservice.Read more
New campus for kids on the autism spectrum opens in Coffs Harbour
Date posted: Wed, 14/03/2018 - 2:32pm
A new campus for primary school aged children on the autism spectrum has opened in Coffs Harbour, providing tailored learning for the particular needs of these students.Read more
Aspect and Autism Initiatives form an international alliance
Date posted: Mon, 19/02/2018 - 12:41pm
19 FEBRUARY 2018
ASPECT AND AUTISM INITIATIVES FORM AN INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCERead more
New initiative to make beaches in NSW and QLD more autism-friendly
Date posted: Mon, 12/02/2018 - 2:12pm
Date posted: Mon, 16/10/2017 - 2:37pm
Building an autism friendly Australia, one beach at a time.
After a sucessful pilot program in NNSW, we are thrilled to announce that we will be working with 14 Surf Life Saving clubs across NSW and QLD, to help them create an inclusive Nippers program and beach environment.Read more
“My kids spread happiness with their quirks everywhere we go.”
Date posted: Wed, 09/08/2017 - 4:08pm
Mum of three, Samantha Chapman is running in Sydney's City 2 Surf to raise awareness of autism, and fundraise for Aspect. Already a champion participant in this year's Walk for Autism, we are so grateful that Samantha has chosen to run for us! Go Sam!
You can read her full story here:Read more
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.