Autism Spectrum Australia

WAAD 2017

Help celebrate World Autism Awareness Day 2017 with #coloursforautism

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Walk for autism and change lives one step at a time!

Challenge yourself for World Autism Awareness Day by walking 10,000 steps per day for 8 days. 

Don’t just talk the talk, walk the Walk for autism!

Join us from 2-9 April to help raise funds to change the lives of people on the autism spectrum.

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If you have any questions or want to know more, email or call 1800 288 476.


Do you know someone who is a different brilliant?

As part of World Autism Awareness day 2017, we celebrate the diversity and talent of people on the spectrum,
their families, the professionals they work with, their communities and supporters with an annual recognition ceremony.


Access Taronga - Supporting Guests On The Spectrum

On Saturday 8th April, Taronga Zoo will be offering special early entry for guests on the autism spectrum. The iconic Sydney Zoo has teamed up with Autism Spectrum Australia for the Access Taronga initiative, which aims to provide a range of supports and services for guests on the spectrum.

“On our Access Taronga days, guests on the autism spectrum with their family or friends can enjoy early entry to Taronga Zoo Sydney. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Zoo before it opens to the general public.” said Stephen Williams, Manager - Guest Experience Operations at Taronga Zoo.

For many visitors on the autism spectrum, the large crowds, queues, loud noises and unfamiliar smells can be overwhelming. 

Working collaboratively with Taronga Zoo to offer training for their staff, Autism Spectrum Australia has also developed a social story to help prepare guests on the spectrum for the visit. 
You can download the social story here. 
Register here to attend 



Other resources

  • School resources: Use our teacher’s lesson plan to build awareness about autism in schools. Email to receive yours. 
  • Download and share podcasts on a range of topics: To support our quarterly newsletter, Aspect Practice Conversations, we developed a series of podcasts on a range of educational and research focused topics. Each podcast interviews different professionals, parents and people on the spectrum to hear about their views, experience or advice on the focus area. To listen to the podcasts, click here
WAAD 2017