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 11 Feb 2015 9:30am - 3:00pm
Early Days is a free workshop for Mothers, Fathers, Carers and Families of young children (0-6 years) who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder or who are going through the assessment and diagnostic process.
Sat 7 Mar 2015 8:30am - 4:30pm
A full-day workshop for Individuals, Partners, Couples, Professionals anyone with an interest in Asperger’s Syndrome and Relationships 

Latest News

The September 2014 Quarterly Report to the COAG Disability Reform Council on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is available to read on line.
Our very own AAACT much loved member and hard-working volunteer, Jeanette Purkis was recently interviewed for the Autism Show, a national event, dedicated to the two million people in the UK who live and work with autism on a daily basis. 
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.