Aspect Advisory Council
The Board of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) decided in June 2017 to develop the Aspect Advisory Council comprising seven people on the autism spectrum. The Council provides advice to the Board and the senior management of Aspect on its strategy and operations based on their expertise and experience and is a formal part of Aspect’s governance framework. The terms of reference for the Council are part of Aspect’s Regulations which can be found on Aspect’s website.
The members of the Council are John Brawley, Tori Haar, Paul Micallef, Ainslie Robinson, Krishna Sadhana, Asher Scobie and Spencer Thew, and it meets on a regular basis, approximately four times each year including meetings with the Board and the senior management. The current Council will make recommendations to shape the future of this initiative.
The framework for the Council was based on work done by Dimensions, a leading disability organisation in the United Kingdom. They had tried a range of ideas and frameworks to engage with people with disabilities in their organisation’s governance and found this to be the most successful framework. Aspect acknowledges the assistance we have received from Dimensions to form our Advisory Council.