Autism Spectrum Disorder
There is a large amount of information online about Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have collated a list of some of the most informational and helpful resources below.
Autism Awareness has placed their resources into groups for website, books, online forums, educational resources, online forums, clinical info and research. It is a good place to start when you are trying to find information without surfing the large universe of the internet yourself.
Amaze is the peak body for people with autism and their families, with a focus on Victorian services as Amaze is located in Victoria, Australia.
Here are a list of Amaze services that will be of help:
- InfoLine – you can call 1300 308 699 for free phone support for general assistance and advice.
- Government ‘Helping Children With Autism’ Funding – offers support and advice for accessing funding for children 0-6 years with a diagnosis of autism.
- Amaze Knowledge – training programs for professionals, businesses and community organisations.
- Amaze Online Resources – providing quality support and assistance 24/7 for individuals, families and professionals.
- Fundraising – increasing funds so that we can provide more and better services to the ASD community.
- Spectrospective: Stories of Autism – a campaign designed around World Autism Awareness Day.
If you are looking for other Australian services and resources, here are our top recommendations:
- eSpectrum newsletter – free fortnightly online newsletter for the ASD community.
- Yellow Ladybugs ‘Supporting Autistic Girls at School’ Guide – a comprehensive guide to greater visibility, better understanding, and improving support for autistic girls in school.
- Autism and Developmental Disability: Management of Distress/Agitation – The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne have created this clinical practice guideline which contains important information for parents.
Many children with autism are anxious. The Autism Centre of Excellence at Griffith University created the below infographic based on their most recent research, in conjunction with Autism Hub – DoE Queensland.
If you’d like to learn more about Anxiety in those with Autism, look at the link below:
- The Autism Research Group – An evidence based guide to Anxiety in Autism.
Children on the spectrum, like all other kids, have access to a range of internet based learning and gaming apps. The Autism Apps Website will help you choose what fits best for your child and their needs.
Who is behind the Autism Apps website?
This website has been developed by the Autism Association of Western Australia in response to the many parents, teachers and individuals who have asked us how to effectively use technology to support a person with Autism.