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Autism Awareness Australia

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

Their goal is simple: to improve the lives of all Australians on the autism spectrum and the families who love them.

Vision and mission

Autism Awareness Australia is all about empowering autism families.

How Autism Awareness Australia can help

They ensure autistic individuals, and their parents/carers have access to the best possible free information, resources and tools to empower them to support themselves or their loved ones on the spectrum.

They also provide targeted educational programs to families, professionals and the broader community. All of this alongside their ongoing push to de-mystify and bring awareness to the abilities and challenges faced by the autism spectrum community.

Programs and apps and tools

  • Autism: What Next?: a free digital toolkit to help you navigate the first year following an autism diagnosis

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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Last reviewed: November 2021

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Entering the workplace | Autism Awareness Australia

This can be full-time, part-time or as a volunteer

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Getting an adult diagnosis | Autism Awareness Australia

You may have many questions after deciding to seek a diagnosis: Who do I go to for a diagnosis? How do I find them? What services do they provide? It can seem quite overwhelming

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Girls and Autism - Autism Awareness Australia

Girls with autism can and often do present quite differently to boys, which can make getting a proper diagnosis frustrating. Here are some signs that are quite common in girls with autism.

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Common features in adults | Autism Awareness Australia

Executive functioning refers to the mental and cognitive abilities that help people to engage in goal-directed activities

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Talking about an adult diagnosis | Autism Awareness Australia

Often after an autism diagnosis, relationships and families may come under a lot of focus and the family dynamics may change

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Therapies for preschoolers | Autism Awareness Australia

All of our kids deserve a loving and welcoming educational setting, as do their parents

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Telling people about a diagnosis - Autism Awareness Australia

Some families are very open about talking about their child’s diagnosis, while others tend to tell people only on a “need to know” basis. For more information visit the website.

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Autism Early Intervention | 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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Why pursue an adult diagnosis | Autism Awareness Australia

Most autistic adults say it has helped them to understand their own difficulties and abilities

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Managing relationships | Autism Awareness Australia

Relationships with others provide us with a sense of belonging and love

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