Autism Tasmania - Useful links

Tasmanian Links

Tascare - TASCARE supports young Tasmanians with disabilities and their families in a variety of ways; parent support, social opportunities, information and resources, referral and advocacy, sibling support, lobbying issues of concern and providing practical support.

Tasmanian Autism Diagnostic Service (TADS) - We are a community service providing comprehensive diagnostic assessments for children and young people suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  We work with public and private diagnostic services, including paediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists when a decision has been reached that a comprehensive and specialised autism spectrum assessment is appropriate.  

Giant Steps, Tasmania - A not for profit, independent, specialist school for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our school is the only specialised school for Autism in Tasmania. 

Run for Autism – Run4Autism gives you the power to raise money for your chosen autism organisation and helps you make a difference for kids and their families.

See Dan Gardner's Bruny Ultra Marathon Run4Autism Video

PlayConnect Playgroups - ASD Playgroups for ages 0-6 years. No formal diagnosis necessary.

Gateway Services - Gateway Services is the single entry point to all family and disability services in each area of the State - South East, South West, North and North West.  Referrals to Gateway Services can be made by calling 1800 171 233 and speaking to a Gateway Intake Worker.  Gateway Services office can be located at:

Mission Australia

North West - 35 Oldaker Street, Devonport


North - Level 1, 8 Boland Street, Launceston

South West - Ground Floor, 175 Collins Street, Hobart


Australian Autism State Organisations

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) - NSW’s peak body for ASDs (formerly Autism Association of New South Wales)

Autism Association of Queensland - Queensland’s peak body for ASDs

Autism Association of Western Australia - WA’s peak body for ASDs

Autism Association of South Australia - SA’s peak body for ASDs

Amaze - Amaze (Formerly Autism Victoria) Victoria’s peak body for ASDs

Autism Association of the Australian Capital Territory - ACT’s peak body for ASDs

Autism Northern Territory - NT’s peak body for ASDs


Australian Autism Links

Raising Children Network - Information on therapies and programs

Positive Partnerships - supporting school-aged children

A4 – Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia - A web-based parent advocacy group

Tony Attwood Author, psychologist and international speaker about Autism Spectrum Disorder

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre - The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is Australia's first centre dedicated to research on Autism Spectrum Disorders. It provides a vehicle for research activities, evidence-based intervention programs, training opportunities and collaboration between community services and research centres/universities involved in autism research both in Australia and overseas.

  • Supporting tertiary students with ASD - Information for university and TAFE students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their parents, and tertiary staff interested in learning more about ASD.

Sue Larkey - resources, ideas and strategies

Autism Apps - Information about ASD specific apps and using tablets


Government Links

Department of Social Services (DSS) - Overview of HCWA package and ASD policy

Department of Education (DOE) - Education Initiatives

Department of Employment - Employment Services

Department of Health (DOH) - New Medicare items available


International ASD Links

National Autistic Society - The official site of the UK’s NAS – one of the largest Autism Spectrum Disorder organisations

Autism Society of America - The official site of the main US Autism Spectrum Disorder organisation

Autism Europe - An international association advancing the rights of individuals with ASDs by influencing European decision-makers

TEACCH Program - US website with information on the Treatment and Education of Autism and Communication related conditions. 

Temple Grandin - Author, agricultural scientist and international speaker about “Autism as I see it”.

Autism Online - US website providing information on products and resources as well as information in many languages.

Molecular Autism -  a peer-reviewed, online open access research journal.  

Autism Research Centre - The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention.


Other links

Snagglebox (US) - General Information and ideas





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