Autism Tasmania is the peak autism body in Tasmania.
We are committed to improving the lives of adults and children on the autism spectrum, their families, and carers; and to improve community awareness, acceptance, and understanding of autism.
We work closely with our members and the extended autism community to advocate for equity and fairness.
We are a community-based, not-for-profit, incorporated association and registered charity.
Optimum life outcomes for adults and children on the autism spectrum.
To help adults and children in Tasmania on the autism spectrum, their families and carers to participate fully, independently, and equally in all aspects of their everyday lives.
Our Core Values
Inherent worth: We recognise and celebrate that people on the autism spectrum are valuable members of society, capable of contributing to and enriching the lives of those around them.
Social justice: We value equality and recognise that some people need a greater share of resources in order to have equal opportunity.
Individual dignity: We value individuality, acknowledge that everyone should be treated with respect, and we believe that all people should have the opportunity to be involved in choices relating to their own wellbeing.
Respecting language and identity: We acknowledge the differing views within the autism community for describing autism and respect the right of individuals to choose the language which they believe most powerfully represents them.
Evidence-based practice and policy: We value evidence based practice and consult with and seek input from the autism community to influence better policy outcomes.
Collaboration and community: We value partnerships with other organisations, and celebrate the diversity and achievements of the community we represent.
Professionalism and accountability: We strive to operate our organisation transparently and with the best interests of our members and the Tasmanian autism community in mind.
Our organisation is governed by a voluntary board of directors drawn from our membership, with geographic and skills based representation. The board is responsible for the oversight of the strategic, financial and legal obligations of the entity; and benefits from the professional expertise and lived experience of its members.
Kieran McDonald (Chairperson) [email protected]
Annette Beechey (Deputy Chairperson/Secretary)
David Donald (Treasurer)
- James Baker
Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin
CEO – Terry Burke
Administration – Allison Lapham
Autism Advisor Manager – Maree Morgan
- Jeanne Boyett
- Jodie Denman
- Kerryn Pammenter
- Mellissa Radford
Training Manager – Robyn Thomas
- Jessica Benge
- Jodie Denman
- Robyn Thomas
Peer Support the Autistic Way – Project
- Geraldine Robertson
- Tracy Voss
Accountant – Eleanor Whitchurch