Here are some sites to find useful information on the internet.
Our Sponsor, Wendy Lawson author, consultant and international speaker about Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASPIA Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia Inc (formerly GRASP Partner Support)
ASPIA is a support group for people whose partners have Aspergers Syndrome. Monthly support group meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month (except January), from 2pm - 5pm, in either the Lachlan or Lennox Room (depending on numbers and availability of larger room), Parramatta RSL Club, Macquarie Street, Parramatta. There is a Free Parking Station on Macquarie Street, opposite the Club’s main front doors.
For further information, contact ASPIA on mobile phone 0408 817 828.
The postal address for ASPIA is PO Box 57, Macarthur Square LPO, MACARTHUR NSW 2560Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Autism Spectrum Australia was established in response to the inability of existing educational and treatment facilities either to accept the disorder or address the specific needs of children and adults with autism and their families. Since its inception in 1966, the organisation has developed and provided desperately needed services and programs for many thousands of children, adolescents and young adults with autism.Autism Victoria
Autism Victoria is a great place to call for information and advice for anyone interested in finding out more about Autism Spectrum Disorders, especially if you live in Victoria.
Book In Hand
Resources galore for all Australians, with new books added regularly.
Family Development Services (FDS) (formerly Mt Druitt/Blacktown Learning Difficulties Support Group)
One of the aims of the FDS, located in Western Sydney, is to provide support for families/carers of children with Learning Difficulties (LD). They run Learning Difficulties & Aspergers support groups for these parents & carers. As well as facilitating these groups they also provide information sessions, workshops & provide telephone support as well as a video & book library service.
Gateways Support Services Inc.
Gateways Support Services Inc. was formed in 1997 through the amalgamation of the Association for Autism and Allied Disorders – Barwon South Western Region Inc., Interchange Barwon Inc. and the Resource Centre for Children and Young People with Special Needs Inc. The former organisations have been providing services to children and adults with disabilities and their families in the Barwon - South Western region of Victoria, Australia since the 1980’s.
While this is a Victorian support service, there is information and links that are relevant to everyone.
HECIS - Hawkesbury Early CHildhood Intervention Service - a free community based educational and support service to children with additional need (0-6yrs) and their families in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area - including a free playgroup for children with developmental delays.
HillsKids is a one stop site for all your kids fun activities, services and support in the The Hills and Blacktown districts
Kids Link is the place where children and teens who experience difficulty fitting in with their peers come to feel safe and to learn the skills necessary to improve their social world.
Through once weekly groups during the school year, the Kids Link team helps children identify what's getting in their way socially, label it, and learn strategies and coping skills to compensate for these difficulties.
Learn To Be Buddies
Learn To Be Buddies has two goals - to develop fun and engaging resources to help young children of all abilities to learn important life skills, and to develop information and educational resources to support parents and teachers as they in turn support children through life's social and emotional challenges.
Learning Difficulties Coalition of NSW Inc.
A coalition of parent support organisations representing LD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome, Dyspraxia and Anxiety Disorders.
Making it a Success - Teaching and Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
"Sue has a remarkable ability to identify and briefly explain the difficulties experienced by a child with autism in a regular classroom and to suggest realistic and practical strategies to improve abilities and behaviour. Her advice is succinct and wise." Dr Tony Attwood T
his website has links to free tips, information on how to book Sue Larkey and where she is speaking throughout the country. You can also access the online shop to purchase Sue's books and DVD's.
Queensland Autism Spectrum Network Inc
A useful site with information about Aspergers Syndrome, including a forum (you need to register to use the forum. Registration is free.)
Temple Grandin's website
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on major television programs, such as "ABC's Primetime Live", the "Today Show", "Larry King Live", "48 Hours" and "20/20" and written up in national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was one of the "challenged" people featured in the best-selling book, "Anthropologist from Mars."
The Challenge of Difficult Children
This is a website for people who have difficult children (ie, hard to raise). There are funny stories, inspirational stories and also articles on more serious topics. Well worth a look.
Tony Attwood’s website is a guide for parents, professionals, people with Asperger's Syndrome, and their partners. He is an author, psychologist and international speaker about Autism Spectrum Disorder In this site you will find resources, information on his presentation schedule, messages and issues related to Asperger's Syndrome, and papers he has written on related topics.Siblings Australia
Siblings Australia is an organisation that provides support to the brothers and sisters of people with special needs. There is an online forum for siblings to talk to each other on, permission will be needed from parents first for the younger siblings. Workshops, online and print resources available as well as the opportunity to network with others who understand.