Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) provides services and support to people of all ages on the autism spectrum and their families and carers. We are passionate about people, about being positive and about what's possible.
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) was founded in 1966 with one class of six students in Forestville, our current location of Aspect Vern Barnett School. Meanwhile, we run nine autism specific schools across Australia with eight of them being in New South Wales and one in South Australia.
Next to special education, we provide a range of other services for people on the autism spectrum of all ages including an employment service, diagnostic assessments, autism awareness workshops for Australian communities,, therapy, early years support, a life skill program for autistic adults with complex support needs, autism research as well as autism friendly initiatives for Australian organisations and communities.
Every person with an autism diagnosis can access our individualised services, our workshops are open to the wider community or anyone who supports or cares for a person on the autism spectrum. Aspect believes that it is important to include people on the autism spectrum throughout our organisation, in governance, research, service planning and service delivery.