Updates to Autism Tasmania’s Board, the Disability Services Act review, and pain relief for vaccines.
How can COVID-19 vaccine appointments be more Autistic-friendly, upcoming AGM, and new social events.
New online members’ library, save the date for the AGM, and find out more about becoming a peer group facilitator.
Local election pledges, Autism Tasmania terminology policy, and a new NDIS minister.
NDIS independent assessments, a new model for providing support to students on the spectrum, and the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Program.
February 2021 *Newsflash*
NDIA support coordination from CORE support to cease, Australian Autism Alliance update, and COVID-19 national vaccination program.
Online safety for people on the Autism Spectrum, employment opportunities in our community, and Playconnect is back for 2021.
Autism Tasmania Member Facebook group, Disability Voices inclusive film project, and back to school resources.
An autistic-friendly Christmas, Kmart announces “Quiet Space” initiative now permanent, and counselling and support for people affected by the Disability Royal Commission
I Can! Radio Podcast Launch, Youth Arc all ability access programs in Hobart, and peer support groups.
Upcoming AGM, useful information for school leavers, and Autism Tasmania new webchat option.
Autism Tasmania acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal people as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work.
Our logo symbolises the rare native Tasmania orchid (Theylmitra or sun orchid). This fascinating plant is a significant part of the flora of Tasmania. It's flowers are blue, pink, or yellow. This logo inspires our mission. Just like the autism community, this extraordinary plant blooms "only when the conditions are right!"
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.
Objects and Purposes of Association
The objects and purposes of the Association are:
to provide quality information and support services to people on the autism spectrum, their families and carers;
to complement, enhance and facilitate professional autism training to individuals and service providers;
to advocate on behalf of the autism community to government and other service providers on issues of concern and assist in development of autism friendly service provision;
to raise community awareness and understanding of autism;
to promote and encourage the acceptance of people with autism and other related communication conditions;
to promote and support research into autism and other related communication conditions;
to operate a sustainable, accountable and transparent organisation; and