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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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  • New! Inclusion and the Early Years Framework workshop Date posted: Wed, 18/02/2015 - 4:28pm

    Aspect Practice introduces a brand new workshop for early years educators, based on the Early Years Learning Framework, to provide participants with strategies and practical resources to assist children on the autism spectrum. You will learn how to adapt and modify activities for children with autism so they can meet the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework and to be included within an early education and care environment.

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  • Pets can help children on the spectrum with social skills Date posted: Tue, 06/01/2015 - 1:04pm

    Updated US research has found that any family pet, not just dogs, can help improve the social skills of children on the spectrum - including rabbits, fish and birds. Just another reason to love the warmth of a family pet!

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