Autism Tasmania is an independent voice for the Tasmanian autism community.

We provide information, assistance, and resources for people on the spectrum and those who support them.

What we do

Our purpose is to help Tasmanians on the autism spectrum and those who support them achieve the best outcomes possible.
Whether you are seeking support, services, training or information, we can discuss your needs and point you in the right direction.

Unlocking the Potential: Autism Across the Lifespan

Autism presents differently across the lifespan and support priorities change over time.

We have developed the following resources to foster an understanding of the unique strengths and challenges faced at various life stages.

Early Childhood
In Development

Adolescents and Young Adults
In Development

In Development

Support us

Membership with Autism Tasmania is free for people who identify on the autism spectrum and their immediate family.

Signing up puts you in touch with our local community of individuals on the spectrum, parents, educators, and other professionals.

Members have access to our library of resources and receive our regular email newsletter, with details of upcoming events, stories from the community, and more.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and help us continue to be an active voice in promoting greater understanding and better service provision for Tasmanians on the autism spectrum.


Recent Developments

  • National Guideline for Autism Assessment & Diagnosis

    National Guideline for Autism Assessment & Diagnosis

    The Autism Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) has published Australia’s first National Guideline for the assessment and diagnosis of autism. All Australians who require assessment for autism spectrum conditions are entitled to an early, affordable and comprehensive diagnostic process. The Guideline …Read More »
  • Post-school resources and supports

    Post-school resources and supports

    Leaving school can be a time of mixed emotions for both parents and their child. This time of transition also brings with it several challenges. There are some reputable information resources that you may find helpful as you prepare for …Read More »
  • Coles Supermarkets introduce “Quiet Hour”

    Coles Supermarkets introduce “Quiet Hour”

    Coles Newtown is the first supermarket in Tasmania to participate in the new Quiet Hour initiative, offering a more sensory-friendly shopping experience. Every Tuesday between 10:30am and 11:30am, lights will be dimmed, the radio and intercom will be silent, trolley collections suspended, and …Read More »
  • Needs-based funding for students with disability in Tasmania

    Needs-based funding for students with disability in Tasmania

    Last week, Minister for Education Jeremy Rockliff announced the Tasmanian Government had taken the first steps toward implementing a needs-based funding model for students with disability, replacing the IQ-based models used up to now. This has been a longtime goal …Read More »

Training and Events