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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

The Impact of New AFTD Standards on Autistic Drivers in Australia

Recent changes in the 2022 Assessing Fitness to Drive (AFTD) standards have brought uncertainty for ... read more

Sleep problems in autism, explained

A good night’s rest isn’t guaranteed for anyone, but it is downright elusive for many people with... read more

10 Fidget and Sensory Advent calendars that your Autistic Child or any Adult will love.

Christmas is approaching, and major retailers are eager to create that festive atmosphere. Nevertheless,... read more

‘We lose ourselves’: carers talk about the lonely, stressful work of looking after loved ones

Cliff Booth/Pexels Fleur Sharafizad, Edith Cowan University; Esme Franken, Edith Cowan University, and... read more

Autism and Parenting - Unexpected Strengths and Challenges

Jess Owens @thewyrdsisters If you’re autistic, there are a million reasons why looking after a baby ... read more

10 things I Want You to Know About My Autistic Child

Parenting is a beautiful journey, but it comes with unique challenges and rewards when your child is... read more

Silence Speaks Volumes: A Deeper Appreciation for Non-Verbal Autistics

Being neurodivergent has always been a significant part of my identity. But it wasn't until my current... read more

The NDIS has a parent problem. Changes could involve parents more in disability support and reduce stress

Trevor Mazzucchelli, Curtin University; Bruce Tonge, Monash University; Kirsten Baird-Bate, Queensland... read more

Shocking Video Shows Autistic Children Pinned to the Ground in NDIS-Funded ABA Therapy.

Recently, an article published on ABC News reported on the abusive practices, based on ABA therapy... read more

Our Autistic clients make fantastic employees.

In our work with so many clients on the NDIS, we unfortunately see a lot of discrimination, especially... read more

Puberty: A Guide for Parents of Autistic Children and Children with Disabilities

Puberty is a natural and inevitable part of every child's life, but discussing it can be challenging,... read more

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