When a child is identified as Autistic, it’s important for parents and carers to find supports that help them understand and navigate the journey ahead.
Support groups can be an invaluable resource especially for Autistic people, parents and carers, and other family members. They can provide a friendly, non-judgmental and open space to share challenges and triumphs. Read more about support groups.
Many organisations in Victoria offer support groups and informative workshops for parents:
As awareness of autism grows, so do the number of specific treatments and approaches. Amaze recommends that you speak with your medical practitioner about therapies, and make decisions based on available evidence.
The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is Australia’s first centre dedicated to autism research. It has a strong focus on research translation through the development of evidence-based tools, and collaborates with other autism research centres and institutes both in Australia and internationally.
Raising Children Network also has an excellent detailed guide to therapies.
Use the search tools below to find therapists near you.