Welcome to Autism Asperger ACT

Welcome to Autism Asperger ACT

Autism Asperger ACT Inc is a not-for-profit charitable organisation. Our mission is to provide information and practical support to people involved in the autism community. We aim to be an active voice in promoting and developing improved service provision to meet the specific needs of people who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We are partly funded by Commonwealth and ACT Government grants, however we also rely heavily on memberships and the generosity of individuals to help us raise awareness, increase our service delivery and support people with ASD.

As the rate of diagnosis rises, so does the demand on our staff and limited resources. The services we provide include; disseminating information, providing referrals, giving advice and offering practical support to people with ASD. We also aim to provide professional development and information to educators, employers, carers and the families of people with ASD.

We need your help to sustain and grow our organisation so that we can continue to be an active voice in promoting and developing service provision for people affected by ASD.

'Starting Out on the ASD Journey: Parent Perspectives" is a series of interviews about receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Autism Asperger ACT. The DVD was produced by Bearcage and funded by the Department of Social Services.

Get Involved

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Through the generous support from various organisations, Autism Asperger ACT is able to provide invaluable services for people living with ASD.
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Your kind donation can help us improve the lives of families living with ASD. Thank you for your support.
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We welcome you to become a member of Autism Asperger ACT today. Membership has a number of benefits and advantages.
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Add your name to our database of volunteers, then we will contact you when required to ask if you are available to help out.

What's On

Wed 26 Nov 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | 7:30pm
Thu 27 Nov 2014 5:30pm - 9:00pm
For people with disabilities, families, and their supporters. Would you like to learn more about the prospect of self-managing under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
Mon 1 Dec 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
This year we have decided to combine our Christmas celebrations and have a dinner together, with all the adult groups. It will be held at the Mecca Bah , 25-29 Manuka Terrace, Flinders Way, Manuka, on December the 1st at 6pm.
3rd December 2014, 6.00 - 8.30pm at the National Film and Sound Archive.  This event is free.

Latest News

Mix 106.3, in proud partnership with Make-A-Wish Australia, is once again hosting the largest, FREE, Christmas Party for children with special needs. Activities include merry go-rounds, jumping castles, face painting and much more. Food and drinks provided free of charge and each child receives a present to call their own.
Six tenderers have been selected by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to provide early intervention services for children with a disability or developmental delay from the 2015 school year, ACT Minister Disability Joy Burch MLA announced yesterday.

In this video Bob Buckley describes his recent experiences with the NDIS [National Disability Insurance Scheme] planning process, and provides advice to help others prepare for their transition to the NDIS. He suggests that people can reduce their stress over NDIS planning if they better understand the processes and likely outcomes.

 

AAACT released its 2013-14 Annual Report at its AGM on 1 October 2014. Copies of the report can be downloaded here. For more information contact AAACT on 6176 0514 or alternatively email us at admin@autismaspergeract.com.au.