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  • An open letter to the world about autism and comedy: I don’t have enough stamps for this. Date posted: Mon, 29/08/2016 - 1:55pm

    “Life doesn't make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy's job is to point out that it doesn't make sense, and that it doesn't make much difference anyway.” 
    ― Eric Idle

    Hey guys, I am Thomas. I’m a 25 year old autistic man, a lover of comedy, popular culture and Pokemon.
    I decided to open this letter with a quote because I believe that there are many qualities that autism and comedy share in common. If you look into where comedy derives from and what living on the spectrum is like, you notice these little things.

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  • Aspect & Autism Queensland Are Exploring Amalgamation Date posted: Mon, 01/08/2016 - 10:41am

     

    Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Autism Queensland have formed a strategic alliance to explore amalgamation commencing with a due diligence process over the coming months.

     

    To read the full media release click here.

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  • Aspect Treetop School is Adelaide’s first specialist school for kids on the spectrum Date posted: Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:50am

    Aspect Treetop School is Adelaide’s first specialist school for kids on the spectrum

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  • How to host an autism inclusive party Date posted: Mon, 18/07/2016 - 3:25pm

    Top tips to ensure everyone has a good time

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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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  • Aspect Recognition Awards recipients feature in Generosity Mag Date posted: Fri, 22/04/2016 - 7:18pm

     

    The Greater Charitable Foundation has been featured in Generosity Magazine for receiving the 2016 Aspect National Recognition Award in the Above & Beyond category.

     

    The article, published 20 April, mentions GCF's "support of the trial and subsequent expansion of an Early Intervention Readiness Program (EIRP)" which was a key factor in their success.

     

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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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