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Autism Awareness Australia

Founded in 2007, Autism Awareness Australia is a not-for-profit autism education and awareness organisation.

Impacting a person’s ability to communicate and to develop social relationships, autism affects one in every 100, making it the most common developmental disorder in Australia today. Yet despite the prolificness of the condition, it remains both misunderstood, under-resourced, and severely underfunded.

As the country’s leading voice for the community, Autism Awareness Australia aims to improve the lives of all Australians on the autism spectrum and the families who care for them. Knowing that families are the best advocates for their children, Autism Awareness Australia empowers them with quality information and support, including targeted educational programs. They also campaign for earlier diagnosis and access to effective early interventions. All of this alongside their ongoing push to de-mystify and bring awareness to the abilities and challenges faced by the autism spectrum community.

Autism Awareness’s campaigns and events have reached millions of Australians. They have delivered the majority of the programs free of charge across the country, including in rural and regional communities.

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Early Intervention: The Options - Autism Awareness Australia

If your child is diagnosed with autism when they are very young then your family has a golden chance to implement an early intervention program.

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Adults - Autism Awareness Australia

Adults on the spectrum can face many significant challenges, many due to the general public's lack of understanding and acceptance of disabilities.

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Financial Support for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Autism Awareness Australia

Here is a simple guide to the financial assistance available from both state and federal government and how to access them.

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Puberty - Autism Awareness Australia

Children on the autism spectrum often need more time than their peers to deal with major changes, including the changes that will come during puberty.

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Developmental Interventions - Autism Awareness Australia

Developmental interventions, such as Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) and Floortime, aim to help a child reach specific developmental goals.

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Other Rebates - Autism Awareness Australia

Other Rebates Home > Financial support > Other Rebates Parking Regulations vary from state to state, however most states acknowledge that individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder may fit the criteria for a Mobility Parking Permit where the criteria specifies being able to walk independently

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School years for a child with autism - Autism Awareness Australia

Where will my child go to school? This is an overwhelming question every parent faces. Here is some tips on choosing a school for a child on the spectrum.

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Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) Funding - Autism Awareness Australia

If NDIS isn't available in your area then the Helping Children With Autism (HCWA) funding package can help you in the early stages of your child's diagnosis

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Medicare: Financial Support - Autism Awareness Australia

Below we have summarised all the benefits available to individuals with ASD, as well as their parents and carers, to make things easier for you.

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NDIS: Financial Assistance - Autism Awareness Australia

On this page well try to simply explain the NDIS and then set you on the road to accessing the funding you need to help you live the life of your choice.

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