Autism Spectrum Australia


  • Taronga Zoo hosts autism-friendly day for people on the spectrum Date posted: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 9:18am

    Taronga Zoo will be offering special early entry for guests on the autism spectrum on Saturday 8th April 2017. The iconic zoo in Sydney has teamed up with Autism Spectrum Australia to start the Access Taronga initiative, which aims to provide a range of supports and services for guests on the spectrum.

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  • Musicians on the spectrum release album Date posted: Fri, 25/11/2016 - 4:06pm

    ‘Club Weld’ is a music studio program, for people on the autism spectrum, supported by Autism Spectrum Australia and Information Cultural Exchange (ICE).

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  • Aspect to host Asia Pacific Autism Conference 2017 Date posted: Thu, 24/11/2016 - 3:46pm

    The Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders (AAB-ASD), the convenor of the Asia Pacific Autism Conference, has appointed Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) to host the fifth Asia Pacific Autism Conference in 2017 (APAC 17) in Sydney at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour.

    The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism CRC) will also be involved to promote the research outcomes being generated by this world-first national research collaboration here in Australia.

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  • Sensitive Santa 2016 Date posted: Thu, 17/11/2016 - 10:19am

    Staff from Autism Spectrum Australia have been as busy as Christmas elves, training Santas across NSW on how to interact with children on the autism spectrum. 

    The Sensitive Santa program invites families with a child on the autism spectrum to have a photo with Santa without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload. 

    Families can book during certain times, which means no queues, and have their child or children photographed with Santa in an autism-friendly environment. 

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  • Picture books help preschool students understand their peers with autism Date posted: Mon, 14/11/2016 - 1:53pm

    A series of picture books created by a team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) aims to help young children support and understand their friends who are living with autism.

    Developed by Professor Mitch Byrne, from UOW’s School of Psychology, in collaboration with doctoral student Lidija Balaz, the three books are targeted at those aged between three and five and explore the experiences of children with autism who attend mainstream preschools.

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  • Mum arranges screening of LIFE, Animated to help friends and family understand autism Date posted: Mon, 14/11/2016 - 10:08am

    Award winning documentary Life, Animated opened in selected cinemas in Australia last month. The heart-warming story follows Owen and his family, a young man on the autism spectrum whose special interests in Disney movies become a means to communicate with those around him.

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  • Autism Spectrum Australia launches new inclusive Nippers website with SLSA Date posted: Tue, 08/11/2016 - 3:14pm

    Surf Life Saving Australia and Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) have joined together to create a suite of resources for children and families with disabilities who are joining Nippers.

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  • Student art work goes on sale Date posted: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 4:15pm

    A collection of artwork created by children from Aspect Vern Barnett School goes on sale in November.

    Using art therapy to engage and encourage students is a practice that has been used for a long time at the school.

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  • 8 things the movie "LIFE, Animated" teaches you about the strength-based interest approach Date posted: Tue, 27/09/2016 - 2:09pm

    An exciting new movie, LIFE, Animated, hits selected cinemas in Australia this September, telling the story of Owen Suskind; a young man on the autism spectrum whose special interests become a means to communicate with those around him.

    Following the journey of Owen as he transitions from early childhood to adulthood, the documentary explores some interesting topics around autism, and what it can be like to grow up on the spectrum.

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  • Artwork by Aspect students on display at Sydney Olympic Park Date posted: Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:09am

    4 children from Aspect Western Sydney School will have their artwork showcased to 10,000 visitors as part of the Operation Art competition.

    Operation Art encourages young people to create cheerful and uplifting artworks that can be displayed in hospitals.

    “We are very proud of our students who will have their art work displayed this year. It is a fantastic achievement.” said Principal of Aspect Western Sydney School, Giovanni Gulli.

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