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Australian Autism State Organisations

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) NSW’s peak body for autism. (Includes Autism Launchpad, a resource for young people with autism and their families to help with leaving school and leading your own life.)
Autism Association of Queensland Queensland’s peak body for autism
Autism Association of Western Australia WA’s peak body for autism
Autism Association of South Australia SA’s peak body for autism
Autism Tasmania Tasmania’s peak body for autism
Autism Association of the Australian Capital Territory ACT’s peak body for autism
Autism Northern Territory NT’s peak body for autism
Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders The national peak body (formerly The Autism Council of Australia)

 

International Autism Websites

National Autistic Society The official site of the UK’s NAS – one of the largest autism organisations
Autism Society of America The official site of the main US autism organisation
Autism Europe An international association advancing the rights of people on the autism spectrum by influencing European decision-makers

 

Other Organisations

Association for Children with a Disability Information, support and advocacy for families of children with a disability
VALID Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with a disability
Carers Association Victoria Provides information to support family carers
Early Childhood Intervention Australia – Vic Chapter Supports families with children who have special needs
Parenting Research Centre  Formerly the Victorian Parenting Centre, shares knowledge to help parents raise happy healthy children
Speech Pathology Australia The national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia: find a speech pathologist
Australian Psychological Society The largest professional association for psychologists in Australia
Occupational Therapy Australia The national professional association representing occupational therapy in Australia.
Find a carer Useful site for finding carers in your area.
The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is Australia’s first centre dedicated to research on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 ACT-NOW  ACT-NOW aims to build skills and capacity across Victoria, enable service providers to support to young children (0-6 years) with pervasive developmental disorders.
Better Health Channel Provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve health and well being
PlayConnect  PlayConnect playgroups offer play activities suited to the needs of children aged 0-6 years with autism-like symptoms.

 

Last updated: 03-06-16