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Autism Adelaide would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their contributions and resources to the Autism community.

We have found the delivery and content on their website to be informative and easy to read and are an excellent resource for unbiased and current opinions.

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Autism Organisations

Autism Hub

Autism Queensland

Learning Difficulties Australia 
Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research, both in the classroom and through individualised instruction.

Speech Pathology Australia  Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) is the national peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia, representing more than 8,000 members.

Organisation for Autism Research

Autism Websites

Autism Launchpad specifically for young people with autism and their families who are about to leave school

Raising Children Network  The Australian parenting website

Positive Partnerships Working together with parents, carers and educators of school-aged children on the autism spectrum to provide current, relevant and evidence informed information through workshops and online resources.

Amaze

Autism Tasmania

Autism UK

Child Autism UK

Autism Canada

Autism Awareness

Aspect (Autism Spectrum)

Autism Research Websites

Autism CRC - where you can participate in a study for Autism

Other Organisations

Down Syndrome Organisation
The voice of Down Syndrome.
The peak body for Down Syndrome.
You can find key organisations in every state
Down Syndrome South Australia

Mental Health Organisations

The following organisations are accredited and professional mental health organisations who each provide comprehensive resources, advice, education and professional help.

SANE AUSTRALIA: 1800 18 7263
SANE provides peer support, counselling, support, information and referrals to adults who identify as having a complex mental health issue, complex trauma or high levels of psychological distress.

BEYOND BLUE: 1300 22 4636 24 hours/7 days
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

GROW: 1800 558 268
GROW is a community-based national organisation that has more than 60 years’ experience in developing a unique program for improving and maintaining mental health.

LIFELINE: hotline (13 11 14)

KIDS HELPLINE: 1800 55 1800
Phone counselling service. Anytime. Any Reason. Kids.

SA HEALTH
The official portal to public health services, hospitals, health information and health careers in South Australia.

Let's not forget about you!

Friend Finder

Autism Adelaide's family support network caters for both you and your child.

Your child has access to professional mentorship and therapy in a supportive play-based learning environment, while you have the opportunity to relax with a book or coffee and connect with other parents facing similar challenges as you.

 

MyStory
3 part-series of Crystel's journey. Share your story with Crystel each weeknight with a 45minute session. This is your chance to speak with our Senior Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Director Crystel Dix. Book an appointment to chat via telephone or zoom.

 

MYTIME

Supporting parents of children with disabilities.

THE YARNING GARDEN

A culturally sensitive place for Aboriginal families who participate in MyTime.

Free Resources
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A GUIDE FOR NEW PARENTS

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GRANDPARENTS GUIDE

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

INCLUSION AT KINDY

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A GUIDE FOR NEW PARENTS

This teacher-resource poster has been created as a resource by Autism Tasmania.  We felt that it was too good not to share.  We acknowledge Autism Tasmania as the original creators and source. Their website address is provided: https://www.autismtas.org.au/resources/

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