Services

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

Information, linkages and referrals

We maintain a directory of Tasmanian service providers who can assist with a wide variety of support needs, including:

  • Advocacy
  • Assessment & diagnosis
  • Assistive technology
  • Crisis services & counselling
  • Financial assistance & concessions
  • Post-school services & employment
  • Research projects
  • Sports & recreation
  • Schools, childcare, and educational support
  • Peer support groups
  • Therapy services
  • Health/medical needs

NDIS planning

Many people on the autism spectrum are eligible to receive support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Our information team can provide advice on eligibility and assist with planning how to approach applications, reviews, and other interactions with the NDIA and support providers in order to achieve meaningful outcomes.

Helping Children With Autism Program

We assist parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum under 4 years of age to access this Commonwealth Government early intervention program. This includes registration requirements, information and linkages, getting families started with service providers and other operational aspects of the program.

Early Days Workshops

Early Days is a series of workshops for parents, carers, grandparents, and families of young children aged 0-6 years on the autism spectrum or currently navigating the assessment and diagnostic process. Workshops cover a wide range of topics related to supporting children on the autism spectrum, such as:

  • My Child and Autism
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Tips for Everyday Skills
  • Helping My Child Cope With Change
  • Progression to School

Details of upcoming workshops can be found on our Events page.

Parents’ workshops

We conduct free information sessions statewide for parents and carers.

Parent Information Sessions cover a wide variety of topics related to autism and cater for families of children of all ages. See our Events page for details of upcoming sessions in your area.

Professional training

We offer customised training and consulting services for private and government organisations in the education, disability, community, and health sectors.

These aim to assist professionals and support workers in developing a working knowledge of autism, common challenges, effective strategies, and overall best practice when working with a client on the spectrum.

Peer support

We facilitate peer support groups and social events across the state for parents, children and adults on the spectrum. We also offer support for those seeking to establish new groups. Numbers are limited for some of these events, so we ask that you register your interest with us before attending. Please see our Events page for listings of our groups and details of future meetings.