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
  • Sports & recreation
  • Schools, childcare, and educational support
  • Peer support groups
  • Therapy services

Allied Health Practitioners in Tasmania

The following service providers have responded to a survey conducted by Autism Tasmania. Fees are correct as of February 2018 and are subject to change.

Psychiatrists
Psychologists
Speech Pathologists
Occupational Therapists

NDIS pre-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.

NDIS Support Coordination

Autism Tasmania specialises in providing Support Coordination for people on the autism spectrum. We aim to enable you to get the best from your NDIS Plan whist building your capacity and confidence by:

  • helping you understand your plan and options
  • identifying realistic and specific goals
  • sourcing appropriate support
  • supporting you to access your community successfully
  • helping you develop your capacity to manage your NDIS plan in the future
  • preparing you for your NDIS plan review by identifying your plan outcomes and developing and refining future goals

Autism Tasmania Support Coordination operates according to the NDIS principles of choice and control, and is committed to providing person-centred support. This means you choose which supports you engage and control how those supports are provided, all based on the principle that you are the expert in your own life.

Want to find out more about Support Coordination and how it could work for you? Please contact us by phone or click the intake button and provide us with your name and contact information.
Intake Support Coordination

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 listings 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 listings page for details of upcoming sessions in your area.

See all upcoming sessions

Professional training

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

See all upcoming training events

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.
Learn more

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. Details of future meetings will be published on our Events page as they are organised.
See current groups