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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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  • Article by The Age, 14 October 2015 Date posted: Wed, 14/10/2015 - 6:27pm

    Adrian Ford, CEO of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), was today (14 October 2015) approached by The Age’s Beau Donelly with further questions about an unauthorised structure at one of Aspect’s locations in Melbourne, Victoria.

    Mr Ford confirmed that "[Aspect] has not been contacted by the Police in relation to any investigation." *

    In the event that Aspect is approached by the Police, Mr Ford said that Aspect "would cooperate fully. We have nothing to hide."

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  • World's biggest athletics carnival for students with autism Date posted: Tue, 13/10/2015 - 10:00am

    Sydney, Australia: On Tuesday 13 October 2015, almost 600 students with autism came together at Sydney Olympic Park with their friends, relatives, teachers and volunteers to take part in the world’s biggest athletics carnival for children with autism.

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  • Letter to The Age from Aspect CEO Adrian Ford on 5 October 2015 Date posted: Tue, 06/10/2015 - 6:46pm

    Read the letter Adrian Ford, CEO of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect), wrote to The Age reporters Nick Toscano and Beau Donelly in response to their Wooden box built to 'calm' autistic students at day centre article published online on 4 October 2015 and in print on 5 October 2015 (The Age p 1, 6-7).

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  • Instance of an unauthorised structure at an Aspect location Date posted: Sun, 04/10/2015 - 10:14pm

    Without qualification, Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) condemns the use of illegal restraint when working with people on the autism spectrum. The whole concept is repugnant. This position has been reinforced repeatedly in practice within our services, the training of staff, and publicly.

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  • Keeping children safe Date posted: Sun, 04/10/2015 - 2:47pm

    Yesterday, 3 October 2015, the Illawarra Mercury reported that a former employee of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) had appeared at the NSW Port Kembla Local Court facing criminal charges.

    Aspect South Coast School Principal, Mr Bruce Rowles, confirmed that the person named in the article had worked as a teachers’ aide at the school. Mr Rowles also verified that the person had been stood down in April this year, immediately after Aspect was notified by authorities of allegations against this person.

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  • Aspect's Annual General Meeting (AGM) Date posted: Fri, 05/06/2015 - 10:01am

    Board members, staff and guests gathered together recently at Aspect’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the NSW State Library. 

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  • Aspect Treetop School to open in 2016 Date posted: Tue, 05/05/2015 - 9:30am

    Next year Aspect will establish the first ever Aspect school outside NSW and the only autism-specific school in South Australia (SA). Aspect is Australia’s leading national autism provider with the largest single autism-specific school system in the world.

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  • 2015 Aspect National Recognition Award Winners Honoured in Sydney Date posted: Fri, 17/04/2015 - 2:54pm

    Following recent celebrations to mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2nd April, Aspect held the 2015 Aspect National Recognition Awards Ceremony last night (Thursday, 16th April) in Sydney. The Awards provided a special opportunity to celebrate and recognise the outstanding achievements of those on the spectrum and to the people who support and work with them.

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  • Announcing our latest ambassador, Tracey Spicer Date posted: Tue, 31/03/2015 - 3:26pm

    We're very excited to announce our newest Aspect ambassador, Tracey Spicer. Tracey is one of the most versatile journalists and presenters in Australia. Her 25+ year career has seen her anchor the news, write weekly columns for Fairfax Media and produce and present documentaries for NGOs in Bangladesh, Kenya, Papua New Guinea and India. 

     

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