Autism - dispelling the myths
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, affects around 1 in 100 Australians. Read about misconceptions about autism, such as symptoms and causes of the disorder.
Asperger’s syndrome was the name given to a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Diagnosis of autism
The earlier a diagnosis of autism is made, the sooner you and your child will receive the support and care you need.
Autism is a developmental disability that can cause a complex range of behavioural symptoms and may be mild, moderate or severe.
Types of autism
Learn about the types of autism, which may help you understand your child's diagnosis, and find more resources here.
Causes of autism
It's normal for parents to want to know what lead to their child's autism, and experts still don't know what causes it. There may be a genetic link.
Treatments for autism
Caring for someone with autism can be a lifelong commitment. But the right support and early intervention can mean the best outcome for a child.
Symptoms of autism
Children develop language, communication and emotional skills at different times. If you're concerned your child may have autism, here are the signs to look for.
Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.
Why you should take your dog to work
Pets can be loyal, loveable – and good for your health. That’s why, on International Take Your Dog to Work Day, people take their canine friends to the office.