As part of its commitment to providing information, Aspect offers a free service, called the Aspect Autism Information Line, for people across Australia who have an ASD, as well as for their families, carers, support staff and professionals.
The Aspect Autism Information Line is staffed by professionals from a number of disciplines, and has available a wide range of information about services and resources.
People contacting the Aspect Autism Information Line can access:
Assistance with specific enquiries
Referral for services within Aspect and the wider community
Brief practical advice to help families and carers with the day-to-day management of their children with an ASD
Information and resource packs for early intervention, school age, post school age and adults
An interpreting service is available to assist callers accessing the Aspect Autism Infoline.
The Aspect Autism Information Line receives enquiries from a range of people including:
Parents wanting information about early signs of autism spectrum disorder
Adults who suspect they may be on the autism spectrum
Individuals requesting contact from a support group
Preschools asking for information about settling a child with ASD into their group time
Grandparents wanting to know how best to provide help and support
Families requesting respite in their local area
Families and/or service providers in mainstream schooling
Some of the many resources available from the Aspect Autism Information Line include navigation packs on the following topics:
Phone 1800 ASPECT (1800 277 328) between the hours of 9am and 4pm on weekdays. Staff may be busy on other calls but please leave a voice message so that your call can be returned at the first opportunity.