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National Autism Helpline - Support and advice are only a phone call away.

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Help is only a phone call away with Autism Connect, the national autism helpline. This time of year ... read more

Puberty and autism: An unexplored transition

Henry’s early years in school had been rocky enough. The boy had been diagnosed with autism at age 7.... read more

Sia Reveals Autism Diagnosis: Becoming Fully Herself

Sia, the singer and director, has recently revealed that she has received a late diagnosis of Autism.... read more

Is it ADHD, Menopause or Autism?

Menopause, ADHD, and Autism are three distinct conditions that affect women differently. However, some... read more

The Amygdala's Dance with Autism-What is the Amygdala?

The human brain is an intricate organ that governs our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Within this... read more

Why Girls with Autism Face Unique Anxiety Challenges

Recent research suggests that the presentation of Autism and anxiety may differ in girls. The study ... read more

The Heartbreaking Reality of Autism Assessments in Australia

Tanya Wheat, a devoted mother from Perth, shared her story and state of despair. A broken public system... read more

Understanding Autism and Self-Harm: Strategies to Support Individuals

Autism and self-harm necessitate careful comprehension and support. Caregivers and parents often... read more

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is a relatively new concept that falls under the Autism Spectrum... read more

The NDIS and the Federal Budget - What it means for you.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been a problem-plagued and costly scheme. Because... read more

Families Await Budget Changes for ADHD and Autism

As the Australian federal budget approaches, families of children with ADHD and Autism are eagerly... read more

Supporting Siblings of Autistic Children: Tips for Parents

Siblings of Autistic children are often caring, compassionate, independent, tolerant, and responsive... read more

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