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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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  • An open letter to the world about autism and comedy: I don’t have enough stamps for this. Date posted: Mon, 29/08/2016 - 1:55pm

    “Life doesn't make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy's job is to point out that it doesn't make sense, and that it doesn't make much difference anyway.” 
    ― Eric Idle

    Hey guys, I am Thomas. I’m a 25 year old autistic man, a lover of comedy, popular culture and Pokemon.
    I decided to open this letter with a quote because I believe that there are many qualities that autism and comedy share in common. If you look into where comedy derives from and what living on the spectrum is like, you notice these little things.

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  • Aspect Treetop School is Adelaide’s first specialist school for kids on the spectrum Date posted: Wed, 27/07/2016 - 10:50am

    Aspect Treetop School is Adelaide’s first specialist school for kids on the spectrum

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  • How to host an autism inclusive party Date posted: Mon, 18/07/2016 - 3:25pm

    Top tips to ensure everyone has a good time

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  • BACK IN AUSTRALIA Prof. Temple Grandin & Tim Sharp - Laser Beak Date posted: Mon, 02/05/2016 - 1:18pm

    Irabina Autism Services is thrilled to announce the return of Temple Grandin to Australia, presenting in Sydney on ‘Autism & My Sensory Based Life.’ Prof. Temple Grandin is widely celebrated as one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to share publicity insights from her personal experience of Autism. She has been acknowledged in the 2010 ‘Time Magazine Top 100 list’ of the most influential people in the world.

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  • Greater Charitable Foundation wins Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) National Recognition Award Date posted: Fri, 22/04/2016 - 9:38am

    Greater Charitable Foundation has been recognised for its support of people living with autism and their families with a National Recognition Award from Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

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  • Tears for Tom's Poem Date posted: Fri, 01/04/2016 - 2:13pm

    One of our ex-students, Tom Finlay, 13, has written a poem to commemorate the hard work of his local police force and to commemorate the life of a police officer in Port Stephens who had died during service. Tom, who attends Newcastle Grammar School and previously attended Aspect Hunter School, wrote The Great Knights of Port Stephens, after seeing the funeral procession for Sergeant Geoffrey Richardson, who had died in a crash on his way to an emergency.

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  • Autism CRC delivers Australia’s first Autism Biobank Date posted: Thu, 24/03/2016 - 4:30pm

    The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health, officially launched Australia’s first Autism Biobank, pioneered by the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) on 21 March 2016. Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is an Essential Participant of the Autism CRC. Aspect CEO and Autism CRC Board Director, Adrian Ford, welcomed the announcement saying, “This is yet another example of the world-class work being done through the Autism CRC to improve knowledge through inclusive, end-user driven research initiatives.”

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  • Strategic alliance to offer new options for people with a disability Date posted: Tue, 22/03/2016 - 11:34am

    The Boards of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and Sunshine announced the formation of a strategic alliance to develop new opportunities and programs for the people they support as a result of the continued rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in New South Wales (NSW) on July 1, 2016.

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