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Victorian Websites

Statewide Autistic Services Inc

Day program, recreation and accommodation services, primarily for adults; children’s respite service

Gateways Support Services

Barwon and South Western region of Victoria – Early Intervention, family support, disability support; based in Geelong

Western Autistic School

Specialist autism school in Western region of Melbourne

Autism Teaching Institute (ATI)

The Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of Western Autistic School; provides Vocational Graduate Certificate and Diploma Courses specialising in teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Irabina Childhood Autism Services

Specialist Early Intervention Centre in Eastern region of Melbourne

Autism Behavioural Intervention Association

Supports families who choose Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) intervention for their child

ACT-NOW (Autism Consultancy and Training – NOW)

A training and consultancy program for Early Intervention workers; includes details of training programs, newsletters and information sheets

Autistic Family Support Association (AFSA)

A self funded, state-wide, voluntary parent based network, made up of parents with children on the Autism Spectrum to provide a voice for parents and carers

Wendy Lawson

Individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder; author, consultant and international speaker on autism

Donna Williams

<pIndividual with Autism Spectrum Disorder; author, consultant and international speaker on autism

La Trobe University

The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), Australia’s first centre dedicated to research on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auties.Org

An organisation for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help market their skills and expertise

Autism Plus

A service focusing on staff placement (agency and individual supports), training and case management

Time for a Future: Centre for Child Development

Based in Woodend, Victoria; services include assessment, diagnosis, therapy, parent education and professional development

Victorian Parent Support Groups & Other Networks

(On this website): support networks including a listing of Victorian Parent Support Groups

Australian Autism Spectrum Disorder State Organisations

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

New South Wales’ peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly Autism Association of New South Wales)

Autism Association of Queensland

Queensland’s peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Association of Western Australia

Western Australia’s peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Association of South Australia

South Australia’s peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Tasmania

Tasmania’s peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Association of the Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory’s peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Northern Territory

Northern Territory’s peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Australian ASD Websites

Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The national peak body for Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly The Autism Council of Australia)

Autism Noticeboard

A place to advertise and find Autism Spectrum Disorder professional services

Asperger Services Australia (formerly the Asperger’s Syndrome Support Network (Qld) Inc

A parent support group in Queensland

A4 – Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia

A web-based parent advocacy group

Tony Attwood

Author, psychologist and international speaker on Autism Spectrum Disorder

International ASD Websites

National Autistic Society

The official site of the United Kingdom’s NAS – one of the largest Autism Spectrum Disorder organisations in the world

Autism Society of America

The official site of the primary organisation for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States

Autism Europe

An international association advancing the rights of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder by influencing European decision-makers

TEACCH Program

A United States website with information on the ‘Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication related handicapped Children'; a highly regarded approach to teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Temple Grandin

Individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder; author, agricultural scientist and international speaker on “Autism as I see it”

Autism Online

A United States website providing information on products and resources as well as information in many languages

Government Websites – Victoria

DEECD (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development)

Provides Victorian Government information relating to Education and Early Childhood Development

DiVine – Disability Online

A community for and by people with a disability

Better Health Channel

Provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve health and well-being

Community Development

Department of Planning and Community Development; for anyone working to help Victorian communities grow stronger – individuals, community workers, academics, policy makers and government workers

Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS)

Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD); Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) provide assistance for children with a disability or developmental delay from birth to school entry

Government Websites – Federal

Centrelink

Department of Human Services (DHS) Centrelink assistance

Raising Children Network

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) website providing information about services available

DSS

Department of Social Services website (formerly the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs or ‘FaHCSIA’.)

Other Useful Websites

Association for Children with a Disability

Information, support and advocacy for families of children with a disability

Your Shout

A website for adolescent siblings, by adolescent siblings of people with a disability

VALID

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with a Disability

Carers Association Victoria

Provides information to support family carers

Early Childhood Intervention Australia – Vic Chapter

Supports families with children who have special needs

Parenting Research Centre

Formerly the Victorian Parenting Centre; shares knowledge to help parents raise happy, healthy children

Playconnect Playgroups

Specialist playgroups for children with  Autism Spectrum Disorder: find a playgroup near you

Speech Pathology Australia

The national peak body for the Speech Pathology profession in Australia: find a Speech Pathologist near you

Australian Psychological Society

The largest professional association for Psychologists in Australia

HealthShare

Social health network, connecting people and offering support and information

Find a carer

A useful site for finding carers in your area