Autism Tasmania was started by a group of committed parents in October 1992. Today we are a government funded, professional not-for-profit organisation. Autism Tasmania's role is to provide education, support & practical help to people on the autism spectrum through its state wide Autism Support Service. The Association also helps parents and carers of young children on the autism spectrum, as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Helping Children with Autism initiative.
In addition to public seminars, workshops and conferences, Autism Tasmania also offers generic and customised fee-for-service training and consulting services to organisations in the health, education and disability sector.
Autism Tasmania is an incorporated association under Tasmanian legislation. It is also endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient [DGR] and an income tax-exempt charity [ITEC]. Donations over $2 to Autism Tasmania are tax deductible.
The Autism Tasmania Board consists of 10 voluntary positions. Members of the Board are elected for two year terms at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in late September. Under the Association’s rules, where possible, at least two positions are filled from each of the three Tasmania regions – north, north-west and south.
Membership is open to any individual, family or organisation that supports the aims and ideals of the Association. Membership typically covers a diverse range of individuals, families and organisations, with perspectives ranging from people on the autism spectrum, parents and extended families to carers and professionals. Autism Tasmania is actively involved nationally as a corporate member of the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Thank you for visiting our website and please contact us if you would like further information.
Terry Burke, CEO - Autism Tasmania