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  • BACK IN AUSTRALIA Prof. Temple Grandin & Tim Sharp - Laser Beak Date posted: Mon, 02/05/2016 - 1:18pm

    Irabina Autism Services is thrilled to announce the return of Temple Grandin to Australia, presenting in Sydney on ‘Autism & My Sensory Based Life.’ Prof. Temple Grandin is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to share publicity insights from her personal experience of Autism. She has been acknowledged in the 2010 ‘Time Magazine Top 100 list’ of the most influential people in the world.

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  • Greater Charitable Foundation wins Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) National Recognition Award Date posted: Fri, 22/04/2016 - 9:38am

    Greater Charitable Foundation has been recognised for its support of people living with autism and their families with a National Recognition Award from Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

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  • Tears for Tom's Poem Date posted: Fri, 01/04/2016 - 2:13pm

    One of our ex-students, Tom Finlay, 13, has written a poem to commemorate the hard work of his local police force and to commemorate the life of a police officer in Port Stephens who had died during service. Tom, who attends Newcastle Grammar School and previously attended Aspect Hunter School, wrote The Great Knights of Port Stephens, after seeing the funeral procession for Sergeant Geoffrey Richardson, who had died in a crash on his way to an emergency.

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  • Autism CRC delivers Australia’s first Autism Biobank Date posted: Thu, 24/03/2016 - 4:30pm

    The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health, officially launched Australia’s first Autism Biobank, pioneered by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) on 21 March 2016. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is an Essential Participant of the Autism CRC. Aspect CEO and Autism CRC Board Director, Adrian Ford, welcomed the announcement saying, “This is yet another example of the world-class work being done through the Autism CRC to improve knowledge through inclusive, end-user driven research initiatives.”

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  • Strategic alliance to offer new options for people with a disability Date posted: Tue, 22/03/2016 - 11:34am

    The Boards of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Sunshine announced the formation of a strategic alliance to develop new opportunities and programs for the people they support as a result of the continued rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in New South Wales (NSW) on July 1, 2016.

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  • Adelaide Crows Children's Foundation will donate $50,000 to Aspect this year Date posted: Wed, 09/03/2016 - 8:56am

    ​As reported in the Adelaide Advertiser (p 19, Saturday 5 March 2016), the Crows Children's Foundation have announced that they will donate $50,000 to Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) this year as we build the only school in South Australia for children on the autism spectrum.

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  • Aspect Choose & Connect takes part in horticulture program to learn new skills Date posted: Wed, 20/01/2016 - 1:11pm

    On 19 January, Progress Leader newspaper reported that five members of Aspect Choose & Connect Victoria are taking part in a horticulture program to learn new skills. 

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  • NDIS rollout in NSW Date posted: Mon, 26/10/2015 - 9:49am

    The NSW Government has finalised arrangements with the Commonwealth Government for when eligible people with disability will be able to start accessing supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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  • Using iPads to help children Date posted: Thu, 12/03/2015 - 5:27pm

    On 25 March in the Hunter, Aspect Practice Specialist and Apple Distinguished Educator, Craig Smith will showcase a range of creative iPad lessons, behavioural interventions and innovative accessibility features that will change the way people approach the iPad in the education of children and young people on the spectrum.

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  • Drop the d from ASD Date posted: Wed, 25/02/2015 - 4:42pm

    Aspect embraces language as a tool for social change by dropping the word ‘disorder’

    Aspect has set out to provide positive messaging about autism with its latest campaign, ‘drop the d from ASD’. 

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