This is Aspect
At Aspect we are passionate about people, about being positive and about what's possible. We are committed to providing the best opportunities for people at home, in the classroom and at work. We are single-minded in our pursuit to make life better for people on the autism spectrum and we are devoted to making connections that help us to better understand people’s needs and wants.
This dedication extends beyond services and into our relationships with supporters, sponsors and funders. As an organisation we are genuine about our ability to make a difference in people’s lives and this belief is shared by the people we come into contact with. Being open, honest and sincere about what we can do and what’s possible build trust, confidence and belief in our people, our organisation and our future.
Our goal is to develop excellence in evidence-informed and evidence-based practice across Aspect through establishing an organisation wide approach with the continual focus on translating the latest research to practice to achieve Aspect's vision.
Developing Aspect's Practice
During 2017 Aspect progressed the development of the Aspect Comprehensive Approach (ACA) as an organisation wide approach to practice. The ACA will bring together all business units and increase collaboration to develop a consistent standard of practice, impact progress, provide a shared dialogue and further establish Aspect's point of difference across the education and disability fields.
The Aspect Comprehensive Approach (ACA) draws on elements from our approach in Aspect Education with Autism Initiatives (UK)'s Five point Star at its centre which will be applied across Aspect Individual Options and Aspect Education.
Key staff from across all services will be involved in the development of practice for each of the eight elements to ensure appropriateness for each life stage. Aspect Practice will work with Aspect Learning and Development to inform the development of the Induction Program and ongoing professional learning for the ACA and Five Point Star.
It is critical we are confident our practice on the ground is evidence-informed, consistent and of the highest quality and is continually changing based on new research and developments in the field. Therefore, the new ACA will require systematic review and development to maintain practice for each element and for the Five Point Star.
Implementing this model across Aspect is a key priority so that everyone in Aspect - no matter where they work - can see themselves as an autism specialist.
Strategic Planning Framework
Working at Aspect
Risk Management Framework
Quality Management Framework
Duty of Care & Dignity of Risk
Person Centred Approach & Recognition of Valued Status
Safeguarding the People We Support
Positive Behaviour Support
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Acknowledgement & Commitment
Aspect Comprehensive Approach (ACA)
Research & Evaluation
Stakeholder Engagement & Feedback *
Privacy of Personal Information & Data
Easy English Policies
Aspect policies have also been formulated into an Easy English format to improve accessibility.
You can access these versions of our policies here.
At Aspect we value the feedback of our clients and their families. We have a comprehensive complaints and feedback process in place.*
Please refer to Quality Management Framework and Stakeholder Engagement & Feedback for further information on our feedback and complaints policy.*
You can download information regarding our Feedback and Complaints process here.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) wants to make sure that everyone can access information about what services Aspect provides, how we do our work, how you can access our services and what you can expect if you choose to access a service provided by Aspect.
To make this information available, Aspect has the information on its website, in Aspect brochures and in 2 versions of its policies – written in English, and plain English with pictures. To support non-English speakers who need assistance with interpreting Aspect’s information, Aspect uses the National Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).
Should you need support to understand Aspect’s written information in a language other than English, please call TIS on 131 450 to request an interpreter in your preferred language, and ask for Autism Spectrum Australia (1800 277 328).
*Please note for complaints involving school services in South Australia: Neither the South Australian Minster for Education and Child Development nor the South Australian Department for Education and Child Development has any power to directly intervene in any complaints relating to the operations of a non-government school. Complaints regarding Aspect's school services in South Australia must be made through Aspect's complaints management process directly.